MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) president Sardar Masood Khan on Tuesday welcomed the follow-up report of the UN high Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the human rights state of affairs in India-held Kashmir (IHK) which he said became released in spite of recent Delhi’s pressure to shelve, kill or prevent it.

The record changed into issued on Monday at the third anniversary of the martyrdom of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, which Mr Khan stated in a announcement became in itself of symbolic significance because the popular freedom battle in the IHK and India’s bestial behaviour had each intensified inside the wake of young militant commander’s martyrdom.

“The record has, once more, substantiated tremendous occurrences of great human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, appreciably excessive use of brute pressure by way of Indian navy and paramilitary forces, common civilian casualties, arbitrary detentions and impunity for human rights abuses,” he said.


advice approximately setting up a fee of Inquiry to probe human rights violations supported

inside the beyond year alone, one hundred sixty civilians have been martyred which was the highest range of fatalities in a decade, he said and brought: “however that is what got pronounced amid media gag. Actual figures of casualties might be a lot higher.”

Mr Khan was of the view that the UN file simply scratched the floor due to the fact the drafters’ direct get right of entry to to IHK was blocked through India.

“The actual scenario is a lot greater gruesome in scale and in the nature of the atrocities being devoted,” he said.

He recommended hints of the record approximately establishment of a commission of Inquiry (CoI) to analyze human rights violations and crimes against humanity perpetrated in the IHK with impunity.

The AJK president demanded immediate repeal of draconian laws in particular the defense force special Powers Act and the public protection Act, as endorsed by using the OHCHR in addition to banning of deadly pellet guns.

He additionally welcomed and appreciated OHCHR’s call for that India ought to “fully respect the proper to self-willpower of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as included underneath international law”.

The president paid tribute to valiant human beings of IHK who had been constantly sending clean messages to the arena about their robust clear up to hold their struggle for freedom from Indian career.

“The younger knowledgeable leaders, who've inherited the mantle of freedom, have vowed and are proving that they will steer the movement to success,” he stated.

He, however, regretted that the UN document had at places attempted to artificially create a fake feel of equivalence among IHK and AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The AJK and GB, he said, have been taking part in and would continue to enjoy their fundamental freedoms, civil liberties and human rights, he asserted.

“Pakistan and Azad Kashmir are devoted to the total realisation of the right to self-willpower of the Kashmiri human beings in accordance with UN protection Council resolutions and are ever prepared to cooperate with the arena body to recognize this intention,” he said.

published in sunrise, July 10th, 2019