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Mirwaiz terms CASO as worst kind of ‘state terrorism’; leads crucial meet of APHC

Srinagar, Sep 18: A crucial meeting of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) was held today under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at the amalgam’s Rajbagh headquarters.

The meeting was attended by all constituents of APHC .
The meeting took note of the recent remarks of United Nations Human Rights Council chief Michelle Bachelt on J&K and expressed satisfaction over it.
Members said that it is a positive development that UN has started playing a pro active role on the Kashmir dispute taking note of the serious human rights abuses taking place here and supporting people’s Right of Self Determination.
All members expressed serious concern over the continued Cordon and Search operations by indian forces mostly across the length and breadth of South Kashmir resulting in killing and maiming of youth, thrashing of inmates and vandalizing of properties causing great distress to those living there and grief to all.
The members termed CASO as State terrorism of worst kind to intimidate and harass people and called for its immediate end.
The meeting expressed strong resentment on killing of peaceful protesters terming it as highly condemnable and inhuman .The participants of the meeting said that open aggression against the people of Kashmir reflects the frustration of lakhs of forces deployed in Kashmir as they have failed to break the resolve of people who are fighting for their legitimate right of self determination.
The meeting condemned the raids being conducted by the police and paramilitary forces on the houses of resistance leaders and activists and arresting them and lodging them in various jails or forcing them to come to police stations daily ahead of the so-called local bodies and panchayat polls drama. They said that people of Kashmir reject all electoral dramas and only seek right of self determination.The participants once again recommitted themselves to take forward the movement for right to self determination till the goal is achieved no matter how far Delhi would go with its repressive approach.
The meeting said that the Hurriyat team presently camping in Geneva will participate in the ongoing UNHRC session on human rights, to rake up the grave human rights violations being committed by the lakhs of forces in Kashmir and to ensure pressure is build on Government of India to stop the rights abuses by its forces in Kashmir.