APHC (M) team in Geneva to participate in ongoing UNHRC session

APHC (M) team in Geneva to participate in ongoing UNHRC session
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Srinagar, Sep 18: A crucial meeting of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) was held on Tuesday which was presided over by chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at the amalgam’s Rajbagh headquarters.
The meeting, according to a statement, said that the APHC (M) team, presently camping in Geneva, will participate in the ongoing UNHRC session on human rights, “to rake up the grave human rights violations being committed by the lakhs of forces in Kashmir and to ensure pressure is building on Government of India to stop the rights abuses by its forces in Kashmir”, the statement said.
The meeting was attended by all constituents of APHC (M), and took note of the recent remarks of United Nations Human Rights Council chief Michelle Bachelt on J&K and expressed satisfaction over it.
The members said that it is a positive development that UN has started playing a proactive role on the Kashmir dispute taking note of the serious human rights abuses taking place here and supporting people’s Right of Self Determination.
All members expressed serious concern over the continued cordon and search operations by government forces mostly across the length and breadth of south Kashmir resulting in killing and maiming of youth, thrashing of inmates and vandalizing of properties causing great distress to those living there and grief to all, the meeting observed.
The members termed CASO as “state terrorism of worst kind” to intimidate and harass people and called for its immediate end.
The meeting expressed strong resentment over the killing of peaceful protesters terming it as highly condemnable and inhuman.
“The open aggression against the people of Kashmir reflects the frustration of lakhs of forces deployed in Kashmir as they have failed to break the resolve of people who are fighting for their legitimate right of self-determination,” the participants said.
The meeting also condemned the raids being conducted by the police and paramilitary forces on the houses of resistance leaders and activists and arresting them and lodging them in various jails or forcing them to come to police stations daily ahead of the local bodies and panchayat polls.
“The people of Kashmir reject all electoral dramas and only seek the right of self-determination,” the participants said and once again committed themselves to take forward the movement for the right to self-determination “till the goal is achieved no matter how far Delhi would go with its repressive approach”. (GNS)