Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat’s ‘Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir’ screened in Geneva

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday screened the documentary ‘Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir’ at the sidelines of 31st Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The documentary, produced by conglomerate’s human rights wing head, Manan Bukhari, was screened at Hurriyat (M)’s Rajbagh headquarters on March 3 this month. The film highlights the “extraordinary” conditions in which the children of conflict zone of Jammu and Kashmir are living and the problems they face.
Mirwaiz had, on the occasion, announced that documentary would be screened at the 31st UNHRC session in Geneva “to inform the international community about the situation of human rights violations in Kashmir and how the political uncertainty in the state was affecting physically, mentally and socially the Kashmiri children”.
According to a statement issued here, conglomerate’s PaK Chapter convener, Mir Tahir Masood, Faiz Naqshbandi, and several other leaders were present during the screening of the documentary in Geneva.
“During the function, the conglomerate stressed upon the United Nations and other bodies that human rights violations were continuing in Jammu Kashmir and one of the reasons for it was keeping Kashmir issue on the backburner. These violations would not stop until the vexed issue was resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris,” the statement said.
The conglomerate said until an amicable solution for resolving Kashmir issue was found, Kashmiri children, youth, elderly people, and women would continue to suffer from the situation arising from human rights violations.
The statement said that Hurriyat (M) also appealed the UNHRC and other human rights bodies to “take note of the human rights violations being committed in Kashmir and send their representatives to take stock of the situation in the state besides use their influence upon the government of India to stop aggression against Kashmiris”.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed grief over the demise of Dr Omar Sadat, the son of Sadat Shah and nephew of advocate Zaffar Ahmad Shah.
Mirwaiz while visiting the bereaved family at their Sanat Nagar residence conveyed condolences and sympathies with the bereaved family. He also prayed for Jannat-ul-Firdous to the deceased soul and forbearance to the bereaved family.
Mirwaiz was accompanied by conglomerate’s media adviser, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Moulana M S Rehman and other senior Hurriyat activists, the statement said.