World urged to ensure protection of Kashmiris’ rights

Srinagar, September 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged the international community to ensure protection of the rights of the people of the territory. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his letters, sent to permanent member states of the UN Security Council, the members of the OIC and the European Union, drew their attention towards the recent killing of civilians in Shopian and other human rights violations including the detention and house arrest of Hurriyet leaders and activists.

In his letters he wrote that killer camps like Shopian also existed in other parts of the occupied territory that should be removed. He added that the black laws, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Public Safety Act (PSA) and Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) were the main reasons of the Kashmiris’ massacre in the territory and demanded its repeal.

He informed them that the occupation authorities were not only ignoring the killing of innocent Kashmiris but also facilitating it, due to which the people were deprived of their fundamental right to live.

The APHC Chairman denouncing the murder of Hurriyet leader, Abdur Rasheed Ghazi, demanded impartial probe and exemplary punishment for the involved persons.

Meanwhile, the APHC in a statement said, a Hurriyet delegation visiting Geneva on the directive of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will present details about the continued human rights abuses including the killing of five civilians in Shopian by Indian troops in the ongoing 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council on September 17. “It will also apprise the distinguished delegates in Geneva representing different countries of the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir,” the statement added.

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