SRINAGAR: Stating that the Indian narrative of linking situation in J&K to terrorism was a false narrative and a desperate attempt to divert the attention of the international community from “grave human rights violations in the disputed region”, senior pro-freedom leader and Jammu Kashmir National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan Thursday stressed upon the UNHRC to “act against the state terrorism in Kashmir before it is too late”.
The 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC commenced in Geneva recently.
Addressing party meeting in Kupwara Khan said, “The Indian claim that the deteriorating human rights situation in Jammu Kashmir is an internal affair of India is factually incorrect, legally untenable and in violation of the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution,” Nayeem Khan said while referring to the address of Indian representative at UN.
Terming India as an “occupying power”, Khan said that people are being “brutalized by the police and Indian forces so that they can give up their just struggle for the inherent right to self-determination.”
The people of Kashmir, he said, will continue their struggle to achieve their birth right despite all oppressions and brutalities. “The right to self-determination is an inalienable right of the Kashmiri people, and the issue is pending final settlement through a free and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices as enunciated in numerous resolutions of the UNSC,” Khan said. He stressed that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights should send at a team to the disputed region to independently and impartially investigate the human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian forces. “We believe an independent, impartial and international mission is needed crucially and that it should be given a free and complete access to establish an objective assessment of the situation,” he said and appealed “UNHRC needs to act now on Jammu Kashmir before it is too late”.