UNHRC posted with daily killings of Kash­miris by In­dian forces

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR - A woman pleads be­fore forces to seek re­lease of her brother who was de­tained dur­ing protests in Nar­bal on Tues­day.

GENEVA—Kash­miri woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Shamim Shawl has urged the United Na­tions Hu­man Rights Coun­cil to take im­me­di­ate ac­tion against the in­hu­man treat­ment meted out to the Kash­miri peo­ple at the hands of In­dian forces in oc­cu­pied Kash­mir.

Shamim Shawl was speak­ing at the 32nd ses­sion of the United Na­tions Hu­man Rights Coun­cil un­der item 2 in Geneva.

In her ad­dress she said: We be­lieves in and or­derly tran­si­tion in the path of main­te­nance of peace in the world for a bet­ter so­cial and eco­nomic or­der. The place where from I come finds no men­tion in your ad­dress. The suf­fer­ers need an ac­knowl­edge­ment that they are not for­got­ten as they are also a part of the global fra­ter­nity — world where ev­ery men women and child have the right to live a life with­out fear — where there are all free­doms of life and no threat — where pro­tec­tion ,pro­mo­tion ed­u­ca­tion de­vel­op­ment is es­sen­tial — Respect and sup­port is ba­sic re­spon­si­bil­ity of all.

But, th­ese are all dreams what we be­lieve but what my peo­ple are fac­ing is dif­fi­cult to nar­rate they are liv­ing a life with fear and in­se­cu­rity , where law­less­ness is rule of law.

Where 7,000,000 forces are liv­ing in schools ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions ho­tels pri­vate houses to watch the daily ac­tiv­i­ties of com­mon in­di­vid­u­als — where death is danc­ing in ev­ery street and cor­ner of vil­lages cities/ where chil­dren are shot dead dur­ing play­ing cricket — where in­ter­na­tional law is re­jected by AFSPA — where fam­ily AND so­cial val­ues are ru­ined search op­er­a­tions and by killings kid­nap­ping and dis­ap­pear­ances by cur­fews — where per­form­ing re­li­gious ac­tiv­i­ties is pro­hib­ited search op­er­a­tions of masques pri­vate houses schools is daily prac­tice.

— Where point blank shoot­ing on peace­ful pro­test­ers and teenagers is com­mon phe­nom­e­non — where killing women is al­lowed and a univer­sity stu­dent Shaista is a test case for this coun­cil — political pris­on­ers are kept with crim­i­nals killers and with drug ad­dicts with­out any ba­sic fa­cil­ity — where jail is death cell and place of pun­ish­ment — where fam­i­lies of political pris­on­ers are more suf­fer­ing than th­ese in­di­vid­u­als who are in jails , th­ese fam­i­lies are pun­ished by trav­el­ling from one state to an­other to visit the pris­on­ers.

Mr. pres­i­dent ! The ugly face of le­gal sys­tem of In­dian democ­racy is that the old age par­ents af­ter trav­el­ling days are not al­lowed to meet their loved ones and are re­turned back with­out any hope.

We urge this house to take im­me­di­ate ac­tion against this in­hu­man treat­ment and al­low peo­ple of Kash­mir to ex­er­cise their right of self de­ter­mi­na­tion.

Mean­while, Kash­miri rep­re­sen­ta­tive Syed Faiz Naqsh­bandi dur­ing his meet­ing with Deputy Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the United Na­tions in Geneva stressed the need for im­ple­men­ta­tion of World Body’s res­o­lu­tions on Kash­mir to avert threat to peace in South Asia. —Email

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