Indian civil society’s silence over IHK abuses deplored
Srinagar, December 26, 2012 (PPI-OT): The All Parties Hurriyet Conference has deplored the silence of Indian civil society over the gross human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the Indian civil society, politicians and intellectuals protesting against the recent condemnable Delhi rape incident had been playing the role of a silent spectator over such crimes, perpetrated by Indian troops in the occupied territory.
The spokesman said that Jammu and Kashmir had been the worst victim of human rights violations committed by the Indian troops that included violence against women including rape, extra judicial killings, custodial killings, torture and custodial disappearances.
The occupation authorities arrested senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyet leaders including Javed Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash to prevent them from visiting Kulgam to express solidarity with the family members of two youth, martyred by Indian troops.
Senior APHC leader and Chief Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Political Front, Fazl-e-Haq Qureshi addressing his party meeting in Srinagar termed the APHC delegation’s recent visit to Pakistan as a significant development towards paving the way for settlement of the Kashmir dispute on permanent basis.
Kashmiri human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement cautioned that the Pepper Guns being used by Indian troops and paramilitary personnel to quell protests had highly deleterious effects on the human life.
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