KC-EU for UN’s war tribunal on human rights violations in IHK

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has urged United Nation (UN) to set up an International Criminal Tribunal for dealing with war crimes committed by Indian occupation forces in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK).

In a statement while reacting on UN’s Human Rights’ office (OHCHR) report on Human Rights violations in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), chairman KC-EU lauded the report.

He added, the international humanitarian law provides victims an opportunity to raise their voices over the brutalities which they witnessed and experienced and it is duty of world body to bring the war criminals to accountability and justice.

Welcoming the report Chairman KC-EU said, the proposal by the UN High Commissioner on Human Right for international investigation into human rights violations in IHK should be materialized as soonest.

All the criminals involved in human rights violations in IHK should be trailed through the international court of law, Ali Raza Syed maintained.

The international investigation into severe violence in IHK was a long-lasting demand of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and for that we appreciate the UN’s body as it called for formation of a Commission of Inquiry for international investigation into human rights violations in the Indian Held Kashmir, said Mr Ali Raza Syed.

He further said, OHCHR’s Report has also rightly called for final political solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue that includes the people of Kashmir.

The United Nations in its first-ever human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir has called for an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice to all people in Kashmir.

The main focus of the report released by the United Nations Human Rights Office in Geneva, remained on the human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018. It said that people of Kashmir had been suffering a conflict for seven decades that had claimed or ruined numerous lives. The 49-page report by the UN on the human rights situation in Kashmir highlights a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by Indian forces.

The UN’s report is a highly noticeable move by the United Nation’s body which exposed a large scale human rights violations committed by the Indian forces in IHK, Ali Raza Syed.

Chairman Kashmir Council EU asked UN to pressure India for implementation of UN’s resolutions on Kashmir in order provide right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir.

The UN’s report also mentioned the Kunanposhpora mass rape, enforced disappearances, unmarked mass graves and use of pellet guns by the Indian troops and impunity given to the forces’ personnel under draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

The international community should immediately intervene and stop human rights violation in IHK and play an effective role for just resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Chairman Kashmir Council EU urged.

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