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Joint Hurriyat sends petition to UNHRC, seeks inquiry into ‘HR abuses’ in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 20: Joint Hurriyat Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has on behalf of the people of Jammu & Kashmir sent a petition to United Nations Human Rights Council demanding the establishment of an independent international commission of inquiry to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the grotesque human rights violations in Kashmir.
According to the statement , the petition described the overall situation of the abuse of human rights by the Indian armed forces in Kashmir with references to a number of instances of such abuse which necessitate the establishment of an independent international commission of inquiry.
Citing the recent report on Human Rights situation in Kashmir by the High Commissioner of United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR) which has in detail mentioned about the human rights violations in Kashmir and has called for the establishment of independent international commission of inquiry for investigating the human rights abuses in Kashmir, the petition has called upon the President of United Nations Human Rights Council Vojislav Šuc to exercise his influence and good offices to persuade the members of the Council to help establish the Commission of inquiry on Kashmir.
The petition has also drawn the attention of the Council towards the pending Kashmir dispute which remains the fundamental cause of the human rights violations and suffering of the people of Jammu & Kashmir and to provide an opportunity to the people of the state to exercise the right to self-determination as promised to them in the resolutions of UNSC.