UNHRC urged to probe into increased HR abuses in IIOJK

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Kashmiri delegation participated in 34th meeting of 46th session of United Nations Human Rights Council via video link and urged the council to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the past and ongoing human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu Kashmir.

Kashmiri leader and KIIR Chairman Altaf Hussain Wani while speaking on behalf of the World Muslim Congress (WMC) said during the year 2020, in their brazen acts of state terrorism, the Indian occupation forces martyred more than 300 innocent Kashmiris, including women and children, in “fake encounters” and staged “cordon-and-search” operations.

During the same period, 750 Kashmiris were critically injured, while 2,770 innocent Kashmiris were arbitrarily detained, and 922 houses destroyed as part of collective punishment inflicted on the Kashmiri communities, a Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) press statement issued here on Tuesday said.

Wani urged UNHRC to establish an independent inquiry under international scrutiny to investigate the unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces and to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.

The revelations of planting weapons on the bodies of the victims of extra-judicial killings in Shopian by the Indian occupation troops to make it look as though they were armed fighters are deeply disconcerting and an affront to the collective the conscience of humanity.—APP

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