Hurriyat (M) demands UN to establish fact-finding commission for Kashmir

The Hurriyat convener told High Commissioner that her statement and the report of Human Rights Commissioner, dated 14th June 2018, on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir, has given a hope to the Kashmiri people

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United Nations, Sep 22 (Only Kashmir): In one of its diplomatic activities, the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference has demanded the United Nations Human Rights Council to establish a fact-finding commission to inquire into the ‘gross human rights violations’ being committed by the government forces in Jammu and Kashmir so that those responsible for these violations and atrocities against the people are brought to justice.



The demand was made by the Hurriyat’s Pakistan administrated Kashmir Chapter Syed Faiz Naqshbandi during a meeting he had with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Michelle Bachelet at the sidelines of 39th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
During the meeting, Naqshbandi thanked the High Commissioner on behalf of Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and people of Kashmir for her statement during 39th session of Human rights Council at Geneva wherein she said “the people of Kashmir have exactly the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world”.
The Hurriyat convener told High Commissioner that her statement and the report of Human Rights Commissioner, dated 14th June 2018, on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir, has given a hope to the Kashmiri people that OHCHR cares for the dignity and rights of the Kashmiri people. “But sadly India has failed to show any respect to this report, instead increased its military repression.”
The Kashmiri people demanded establishment of a fact finding commission for enquiry as recommended in the report of the High Commissioner, dated 14th June 2018 to Jammu and Kashmir on urgent basis so that human rights violations committed here are brought to the notice of the world. (OK)