Srinagar: Slamming the international community for “turning a blind eye” over the Kashmir human rights violations, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Friday said their criminal silence has left a scar on the face of human history.
“It is high time for the world community to pressurise New Delhi to understand that violence is not and cannot be the answer to popular demands for justice, freedom and the right of self-determination. A plebiscite under the United Nations supervision to determine the future status of Kashmir is the only answer to resolve the issue,” Sehrai said in a statement.
The people of Kashmir “continue to be deprived of their inalienable right which is preserved in the resolutions of the United Nation Security Council, and have remained unimplemented for almost 71 years,” TeH chairman stated.
“…And the only way to settle the Kashmir problem,” he added, “is to demilitarise the state and hold a plebiscite under the UN supervision.”
Expressing agony over the “killing spree”, Sehrai asked the world community: “how long this painful cycle of bloodbath and funerals of youth will continue in Kashmir?”
The resistance leader said “the unprecedented sacrifices and suffering experienced by the people won’t go unrewarded. The ground reality is very encouraging as the people are determined and united”.
While paying tributes to the slain Sopore militant Naseer Ahmed Teli, Sehrai said “the denial of birth right and extreme suppression forced our young generation to sacrifice academic and professional careers to fight for their rights. And are indebted to safe guard these exemplary sacrifices collectively”.