Sehrai, Bar welcome British MPs report on ‘HR violations’ in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and the J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Thursday welcomed the report on human rights abuses in Kashmir prepared and presented by a group of British MPs to the UK Parliament.
Welcoming the report prepared by All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG), Sehrai in a statement said that the report is a second jolt to the Indian state after United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHR) report revealed large scale human rights violations in Kashmir.
“The detailed report by APPKG reflects grim situation of Kashmir and how Indian forces have brutalized Kashmiris on daily basis since last 70 years,” Sehrai said.
He said that the unprecedented use of violence by the Indian forces against the unarmed and innocent Kashmiris was a daily affair
“So we appeal international community UN, UNSC, European Parliament, OCHR, and every human rights organisation to do more than occasional verbal condemnation and go beyond such Human rights violation Report submissions in order to restore your own reduced credibility,” Sehrai said.
He said that the UN and other International watch dogs have a moral obligation to the people of Kashmir as the promise of holding plebiscite in Kashmir has not been fulfilled till now.
The Bar Association in a statement appreciated the presentation of a report by Labour MP Chris Leslie, Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group, comprising of 70 Parliamentarians of House of Commons and House of Lords, before British Parliament.
Meanwhile, in an Executive Committee meeting held here on Thursday, in the High Court Complex, Srinagar, the members ridiculed the assertion of Paulomi Tripathi, the First Secretary in India’s Mission to the UN and described it as “illogical, irrational, unreal and unfounded”, the statement said.
The members also stated that the principle of self-determination is also envisaged-in and supported by a host of International Laws including International Covenant on Political Rights and can be employed in every conceivable situation where the state comes into conflict with the people.