UN chief urged to take note of HR violations in IIOJK



The All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders and organizations have urged the UN General Secretary António Guterres to pay attention to the unabated human rights violations by Indian troops in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir due to the unresolved Kashmir dispute.

The APHC leaders and organizations including Molvi Bashir Irfani, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Abdul Ahad Parra, Khawaja Firdous, Dr Musaib, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Jammu and Kashmir Hurriyat Front in their separate statements paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Bijbehara massacre on their 29th martyrdom anniversary.

Over 50 innocent Kashmiris were killed in Bijbehara town on this day in 1993 when the troops of Border Security Force opened fire on peaceful demonstrators, who were protesting against the military siege of Srinagar’s Hazratbal Shrine.

The leaders and organizations urged the UN Secretary General to take cognizance of the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in IIOJK and initiate measures for final resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

They also sought the role of the world body to stop India from altering the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that under a well-hatched conspiracy, Indian troops were killing innocent Kashmiris to turn the Muslim majority into a minority in the territory.

Meanwhile, the APHC-AJK convener, Mahmood Ahmad Saghar, in a statement issued in Islamabad said the Kashmiris martyrs’ sacrifices, which have centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the international level will not be allowed to go waste and their mission will be accomplished at all costs. He appealed to the world community to take cognizance of the Indian state terrorism in IIOJK and play role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.

APHC-AJK leaders, Shaikh Abdul Mateen, Altaf Hussain Wani, Shehzad Wani and Zahid Ashraf, in a meeting in Islamabad also paid homage to the Bijbehara and other martyrs. They maintained that the Kashmiris will continue their freedom struggle till the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.

The Chairman of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, in a statement in Muzaffarabad said the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs will bring positive results soon and the day is not far away when the Kashmiris will get freedom from Indian yoke.—KMS


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