Mirwaiz Denounces Scuttling Of JRL Protest Program
MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Dec, 2018 ) , Dec 7 (APP):Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday strongly denounced the scuttling of peaceful protest programs of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), by the Indian occupying forces, with regard to observing the human rights week and the massive crackdown on resistance leadership activists and associates by the rulers.
Addressing the Friday congregational gathering, at Historic Jamia Masjid in occupied Srinagar after being set free just an hour before the prayers, Mirwaiz said the unprecedented human rights abuse that people of Indian occupied J&K especially the valley suffer as a consequence of forced control and military presence is among the worst in the world, says a report reaching here from across the line of control.
He said that the resistance leadership was even not being allowed to raise their voice against the atrocities of Indian forces.
He said across the globe December 10 is observed as Human Rights day to reiterate the entitlement to human rights for all humans, but Kashmir is an exception where all the rights of Kashmiri people had been snatched and every single voice raised against that, is muzzled through the occupying Indian military might and even a candle light protest poses threat to peace and law and order.
Mirwaiz said that besides leadership and activists, all those who associated with commemorating the week including traders were detained or intimidated with arrests by the paranoid authorities.
Mirwaiz said the human rights situation in South of Indian held Kashmir is appalling. It has been turned into a military garrison with military personnel dotting the entire landscape, where homes are blown up by using missiles and mortars that otherwise are used in wars, people thrashed maimed and harassed under the guise of CASO and where even infants are not being spared the wrath of the mighty as baby Hiba lost her vision to the deadly pellets that ruptured her eye.
Mirwaiz urged the UNHRC whose recent report is a testimony to the ever rising graph of humans rights abuses to put pressure on India and send its team to Kashmir to get a firsthand account of what we are going through here, he added.
Mirwaiz said that it is amply clear that Kashmir dispute can not be dealt with militarily something that has even been acknowledged time and again by Retd Indian and Pakistani army generals who through their writings urge for a political settlement to Kashmir dispute.
Mirwaiz said that Indian government has to realize the gravity of the situation and Kashmir disputes historical background and respond positively to the engagement offer put forth by the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to the report.
Soon after the culmination of Friday prayers, Mirwaiz led a protest march against the unabated human rights violations taking place in Kashmir, the report said and added the protest was attended by thousands of people and the Hurriyat activists who were carrying placards denouncing Human Rights Violations by the Indian occupying forces in the bleeding vale of Kashmir and asking for their restoration.