SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (PaK Chapter) representative, Hassan Bana, met the UN Special rapporteur on the Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye in Geneva and expressed gratitude to him for his “encouraging” statements over the human rights violations being committed against Kashmiri people in general and the media persons in particular.
As per a statement issued here, Bana was part of Kashmiri delegation in UN’s conference in Geneva.
“Your timely Tweet/statement regarding our bleeding Kashmir was undoubtedly a breath of fresh air in the suffocated atmosphere of this internationally recognised disputed territory, for the oppressed and suppressed people living over there. So, I would like to express deep gratitude to you on behalf of Kashmiri people,” Bana, as per statement, told Kaye.
He also apprised the rapporteur about the continued military “repression and unabated human rights abuses” being perpetrated against Kashmiri civilians. “The attacks on students, both male and female, and their institutions also came under discussion,” it said.