Pro-freedom camp welcomes UNHRC statement

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Srinagar: The pro-freedom camp on Tuesday welcomed the statement of new UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet criticising the Government of India for not heeding its report on Kashmir.
The Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani in a statement expressed hope that the newly appointed human rights chief shall endeavour to fulfill the obligations for the protection of civil and political rights of the people all over the world including Jammu and Kashmir.
The Hurriyat leader termed Kashmir issue as a “humanitarian” and demanded a high level probe by the UN into the crimes committed in Kashmir.
The Hurriyat leader also urged the UN to help resolve the long pending Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people.
Citing the recent killing spree including the killing of resistance political activist, Hakeem-ur-Rehman, Geelani said these are the fresh sample cases of human rights violations.
The Hurriyat Conference (M) led Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement said, “The remarks of Bachelet reflects that GoI is not only deeply involved in rights violations in Kashmir, but also silencing the voices of people who are protesting for the righteous cause, and it stands as an eye opener for the world community”.
“Kashmir is the world’s most militarised zone and countless human rights violations have been committed over the past three decades and is still going on. The UN is duty bound to ensure the resolution of this dispute,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the amalgam paid rich tributes to the militants killed in an encounter at Handwara on Tuesday.
Muslim League Jammu Kashmir led by Masrat Alam while hailing the statement of Michelle Bachelet, said it’s a positive step that shows her concern about the rights violations in JK.
The spokesman of League, Sajjad Ayyoubi, in a statement said, “Time has come when UN and world powers should change their policy of neglecting this crucial issue and they must take rapid steps to resolve Kashmir dispute according to the aspirations of people so that peaceful atmosphere is maintained the region.”

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