UNITED NATIONS: Kashmiri delegation to UN Human Rights Council on Thursday asserted that their ‘coordination in international forums is set to multiply manifold as the 68-year-old Kashmir dispute takes center stage.’
The delegation headed by senior APHC leaders Altaf Hussain Wani and Faiz Nashbandi, on Thursday, met Member of OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission Dr Saeed Mohamed al-Ghufli at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, a statement issued by the delegation said.
In the meeting, which lasted for about 50 minutes, Kashmir lobbyists briefed the al-Ghufli on key humanitarian areas that require urgent attention in ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’.
The OIC official was also informed on the delegation’s interaction with UN mechanism and hate crimes against Kashmiri students and professors at Indian colleges and universities, the statement said.
After giving a patient hearing to the delegation, al-Ghufli assured that the Kashmir remains at the top of OIC agenda, and he will remain in contact with Kashmiri human rights defenders for more effective advocacy towards the concerns.
Sardar Amjad Yousef, Executive Director Kashmir Institute of International Relations-KIIR, Shamim Shawl, Senior Convener APHC Mir Tahir Masood, Ahmed Quraishi, director of Youth Forum for Kashmir-YFK also briefed al-Ghufli on various other concerns.