NEW YORK: The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Geelani has deplored that the United Nations despite being aware of the disappointing, dismal and shameful track record of human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir has failed to stop India spilling blood of innocent people in the territory.
Syed Ali Geelani in his message read out to the participants of a huge rally taken out in front of the United Nations during the speech of the Indian delegate at the General Assembly said that custodial killing, enforced disappearances and rape as a weapon of war were the hallmarks of Indian occupational forces in Kashmir.
“Notwithstanding India not allowing the fact-finding mission of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to have access to the situation in Kashmir, India cannot be and should not be allowed to imperil global peace,” he said and added that in the given situation in the region, “it is your bounden duty to take de-novo cognizance of Kashmir immediately as tensions center on the India-Pakistan border, otherwise the august body shall be failing in its obligations under the Charter.”
The Chairman, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik, in his message said that people without the discrimination of age and gender have been locked up in jails and police stations and all this is being done in the name of so-called democracy and raising the bogey of law and order.
“Kashmiris on daily basis are being humiliated, destroyed, incarcerated, tortured, blinded, and demonized. This is being done with total impunity,” he added. He said all this oppression is being done to suppress the voices of Kashmiris who are seeking freedom from illegal military occupation of India.
Malik warned that a nation that has been facing military and police wrath of Indian occupation from last 70 years cannot be intimidated by jails, and other acts of state sponsored aggression as tyrannical acts like these only strengthen the resolve of people seeking freedom from oppression.
He appealed to the Secretary General that the gruesome status quo in Kashmir is both legally and morally unacceptable and militarily and economically frightening. There is no time for further complacency.
Besides others, the rally was also addressed by Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Doctor Ghulam Nabi Fai.