World urged to help stop HR abuses by Indian troops in IIOJK

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, incarcerated Chairman of International Forum for Justice Human Rights J&K (IFJHRJK), Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, has appealed to the international community to impress upon India without any further delay to stop human rights violations in the territory.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a message from Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu said that Indian troops were killing all the Kashmiris irrespective of their faith, caste and creed. He cited the recent killing of two civilians Surinder Kumar and Kamal Kumar outside an army camp in Rajouri district of Jammu region as an example.

The IFJHRJK Chairman said that the Rajouri incident should serve as an eye-opener for the world community how India was killing innocent people in the occupied territory.

Ahsan Untoo also pointed out that during this year, 948 FIRs were registered in different police stations in which hundreds of innocent Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders, human rights defenders, journalists, religious clerics and PhD scholars were arrested. He said that 281 of those people were lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail only and most of them were booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act. He added that since June 28, 2022 till December 17, as many as 182 Kashmiris facing detention under the PSA was were shifted from Jammu jails to the prisons in New Delhi, Haryana, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The IFJHRJK Chairman called upon the world human rights to hold India accountable for its atrocities on the Kashmiris.—KMS