Geelani, Hurriyat (M) say second UN report on Kashmir testifies our stand

Geelani, Hurriyat (M) say second UN report on Kashmir testifies our stand

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani and Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that the second report by the UN on human rights violations in Kashmir testified our stand.
In the second report on Kashmir in 13 months, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reiterated its accusations about the rising graph of human rights violations and the killing of civilians by state authorities over the past one year.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said: “It is for the second time that UN has realized the gravity and severity of this grave and the grim situation in Kashmir and recommended for the commission to probe human rights violations.”
He said that this world body has testified our stand that “the government forces under the undemocratic and unethical shield of legal impunity continue to violate the human rights in Kashmir”.
Hurriyat chairman said, “If this military onslaught is not stopped, people of the state will have to face tougher and harsher days ahead.”
Commenting on India’s rejection of the report, he said that it was expected.
Geelani appealed to UN rights body to take serious note of this brazen denial of facts and pressurise New Delhi to abide by the universal obligations and fulfill long pending UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir to pave way for permanent peace and prosperity in the region.
Hurriyat (M) in a statement said that the release of a second detailed UNHRC report on Kashmir documenting the serious human rights violations and pattern of impunity is significant.
“The report again reiterates the grave human rights situation in the valley and calls for the urgent need to address the past and ongoing human rights violations and deliver justice to the people in Kashmir,” it said.
The amalgam said that both India and Pakistan should implement the recommendations and remedies reiterated in the OHCHR report from 2018.
It urged both India and Pakistan to engage with each other and with the people of JK and to move forward on resolution of the UN acknowledged Kashmir issue and put an end to “bloodshed and human rights violations” in all forms and on all sides and allow humanity to prevail.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in Delhi that “it was a continuation of the earlier false and motivated narrative on the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir”.