Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday welcomed the statement of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) High Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Husein in which he had expressed concern over the human rights violations and sought permission of both Indian and Pakistan governments for sending their team inquire about the grave human rights violations in Kashmir.
In a statement, Mirwaiz asked the Indian government to immediately allow the UNHRC team to the visit Kashmir and take stock of the worst human rights violations and killings happening in Jammu Kashmir.
He expressed hope that Indian government would give up on its adamant stance and facilitate the UNHRC team to visit Kashmir and said their visit would help the international community to know the reality and ground situation.
Mirwaiz asked the Pakistan government also to allow the UNHRC team to visit “Azad” Kashmir, as that would only expose Indian government’s propaganda.
“The cold-blooded murder a young professor Shabir Ahmad Monga son of Wali Muhammad Monga of Khrew Pampore who was dragged out his home, beaten and then mercilessly killed in custody will even put the Nazis to shame. The country that prides itself of patronising “ahimsa” is sinking itself further and further in the morass of tyranny, with no remorse,” he said.
He said the government’s anti-human tactics of blocking supply of fuel and essential food items like milk and vegetables are aimed so that people suffer and are brought down on their knees.
“But it will not deter a nation that has shown such tremendous resilience for their just cause. It seems that the GOI has forgotten the history of its own freedom struggle where in the people of India did not bow before the British repression which though was of a far milder nature than what we are being subject to, but did not give up until the British left ,” he added.