DeM urges UN, HR bodies to send fact-finding teams to Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Sunday urged the United Nations Organisation and world human rights organisations to send a fact finding team to Jammu and Kashmir to “expose the Indian brutalities to the outside world”. The party also asked Pakistan, which was recently elected to the UN Human Rights Council, to effectively highlight the “misery” of the people of Kashmir at international forums.
“Kashmiris are being subjected to worst kind of human rights violations. India is using all means to muzzle the voices of the people here. In such a grim scenario, I appeal the UN and other world human rights organisations to send a fact-finding team to Kashmir so that India can be held accountable for its crimes in Kashmir,” DeM general secretary, Nahida Nasreen, said in a statement. “I also appeal Pakistan, as it has been made the member of UN Human Rights Council, to intensify its efforts to expose the Indian brutalities on Kashmir at the world forums.”
Nasreen said New Delhi has been “committing grave crimes” in Kashmir since past 70 years. “To continue its illegal occupation, India has murdered lakhs of Kashmiris, filled its jails with Kashmiri people, tortured and injured lakhs of others,” she said.
“Ninety percent people among the intellectual class, which is against the illegal Indian occupation and is associated with the resistance movement, has been jailed. Women too have not been spared as leaders including Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and Sofi Fehmeeda Sofi are being illegally kept under detention after being slapped with PSA after PSA,” she added.
She said New Delhi has adopted the policy of detaining Kashmiri leaders until their death. “Continuous incarceration of Mohammad Qasim Faktoo and other Kashmiris who are serving life sentences is an example. Geelani Sahib too is being held captive under the same policy,” she said.
Meanwhile, Nasreen paid glowing tributes to militant who was martyred in Handwara on Saturday. She also condemned the use of force and injuring of a youth in Kralpora area in the CRPF firing.