IOK urges UN to force India to shun violence

Tuesday – July 3, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji on Monday expressed grave concern over the heavy deployment of the Indian army, paramilitary forces and police force in the densely populated areas of the occupied territory.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), Sumji said that political leaders and activists were subjected to humiliation, third degree torture and inhuman treatment during nocturnal raids by the Indian army and police personnel. He demanded of the United Nations (UN) commission on human rights to prevail upon India to shun human rights’ abuses in IOK.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said the way political dissent is being crushed with military might speaks volumes about the callous attitude of Indian colonial mindset against the Kashmiri people.

Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC) chairman Shabbir Ahmad Dar, addressing a party meeting in Sopore said that India was carrying out the genocide of Kashmiri people in a systematic way.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Islamabad town, on Monday, to commemorate the first death anniversary of freedom activist Bashir Ahmad Wani. He was martyred by the Indian troops during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Dialgam area of the district on 1st of July, last year.

Loudspeakers in mosques were blaring with ‘pro-freedom’ songs in his native Soaf Shali village in Kokernag. The entire village was decorated with “Pakistani flags”.

A delegation of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH-JK) participated in a protest march, which was held at Eidgah in Srinagar, to demand the mortal remains of a local youth, Mudasir Ahmad Butt, who was martyred by the Indian troops in Kupwara district, recently.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) in their separate statement asked the authorities to return the body of Mudassar Butt to his family.

Resistance leaders including Abdul Ahad Parra, Zahoor Ahmad Butt and Ghulam Nabi War visited the residence of martyr, Sajjad Ahmad Shah, at Chagula in Handwara, on Monday. Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza visited the residence of a teenage martyr, Faizan Ahmad, at Ladoo in Pampore and expressed solidarity with his family.

On the other hand, a United States (US)-based filmmaker Jamie DeWolf and his partner Iara Mandy, who visited IOK in disguise of tourists, have revealed that they secretly filmed dozens of interviews with “torture victims” of India in the occupied territory.

The duo in a statement posted on social networking site Facebook described IOK as the most militarised zone in the world with one soldier for every 7 citizens and guns everywhere.