SRINAGAR: Appealing the international community to “wake up from the deep slumber” and to play their role in “bringing the human rights (HR) violations in the state to an end”, J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) on Saturday said if people of Jammu and Kashmir were given an opportunity to decide about their future, in a “free and fair” plebiscite, the violations will come to an end automatically.
The main reason of the human rights violation in the state is the “non-resolution of the Kashmir dispute” and that once Kashmir issue was resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people and (if) they were given an opportunity to decide about their future, in a free and fair plebiscite held under the auspices of United Nations, “the violations will come to an end automatically”, spokesperson in a statement issued here said.
“There will be thereafter no killing on the borders and people will feel secured and there will be no danger of war between the two neighboring countries,” he said.
Following JRL call to protest against HR violations in the state, JKHCBA members held a protest demonstration in the High Court Complex, Srinagar raising slogans to stopping human rights violations “being committed by Indian armed forces”, the spokesperson said.
Urging people to remain united till achieving the right to self-determination, the members said, “We should foil all attempts aimed at breaking our will,” adding “we should strengthen our rank and file and should not give any opportunity to anyone to cause any dissension in our ranks”.
Association president, M A Qayoom, general secretary, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat and advocate G N Shaheen spoke on the occasion, he added.