SRINAGAR: A seminar and exhibition to create awareness about the “human rights violations” in Kashmir was organised by an independent NGO for human rights JUST, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday.
An official statement issued here said the seminar was attended by people from various walks of life including the academics, diplomats and members of civil society.
The speakers highlighted the “ongoing atrocities by Indian occupation forces against innocent and helpless Kashmiris” and the “crimes committed against humanity particularly the blinding of Kashmiri youth on mass scale”.
The participants “condemned Indian barbarity and genocide of Kashmiris by its illegal forces and also questioned the criminal silence of human rights defenders in Western countries the UN, US, UK, EU and the OIC”.
“The speakers as well as the audience called for imposing economic sanctions on India particularly by the Muslim countries and call the perpetrators to account,” the statement said.
The organizers demanded early implementation of UNSC and UNCIP resolutions on Kashmir dispute.
The Exhibition was based on the photographs provided by photographers from “Indian-administered Kashmir”.
“Today on this day of 6 January in 1993, Indian occupation forces massacred 57 unarmed civilians in Kashmir’s Sopore. The dead included those who died of live ammunition firing and those who were burnt alive. Kashmiris observe this day to remind the international community,” the statement said.