SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday hailed the UN report on human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir saying the world body has testified “our stand”.
In a statement, Geelani said, “Although Indian atrocities and barbarism have crossed all the limits and are continuing unabated for the last 70 years, it is for the first time that UN has realised the gravity and severity of this grave and grim situation.”
“This world body has testified our stand that Indian armed forces under the undemocratic and unethical shield of legal impunity continue the genocide of Kashmir, with bullets, pellets, torture, rape and humiliation,” he said.
He said if the iron fist and military might of India is not stopped, people of the state will have to face tougher and harsher days ahead.
Hurriyat chairman said that India’s rejection of the report is nothing but arrogance of power and military might.
“We are not surprised by Indian rejection as it has been in denial mode for the last seven decades, but world recognises the ground realities and day to day atrocities in this land and Indian denial carries no weight,” he said.
Geelani appealed UN rights body to take serious note of this “brazen denial” of facts and pressurise India to abide by the universal obligations and fulfil long-pending UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir to pave a way for permanent peace and prosperity.