Non-implementation of UN Kashmir rulings causes regional conflict: Wani
GENEVA—Terming nonimplementation of UN resolutions as a cause of serious concern, veteran Kashmiri rights activist and leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Altaf Hussain Wani has said that India’s continued denial to grant Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination has lead to a regime of human rights violations in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The forcible military occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, by Indian is not enacted in abstraction rather it is sustained by its ability to insinuate itself into the social fabric, economic life and cultures of violence in a particular community”, Wani made these remarks while taking part in a debate on agenda item 3 during 32nd session of UNHRC here on Tuesday . He stated that it works not only through the armed control over physical territory but through the terrorizing of minds and bodies by enacting spectacular displays of necrophilia power and violence.
Indian occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir he said has one of the highest incidences of sexual violence by men in uniform in the world. citing Medicins Sans Frontiers’ (MSF) report he said that the study con- ducted by the prestigious NGO, shows the number of people that had actually witnessed rape since 1989 was higher in comparison to other conflict zones.
Mass and gang rape incidents in Kashmir he said show that the practice is systemic and a structural feature of the occupation forces. “Perpetrator enjoys complete impunity and state always remains in denial mode”, he said adding that over 8000 to 10000 people have been reported disappeared during last 26years and the policy still continues.
He said that Indian government had failed to respond to the calls of international human rights watch dogs to have a forensic profiling of the remains of over 7000 mass graves found in different parts of Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Speaking on behalf of International Islamic Federation of Students Wani told the world audiences that fake encounters was yet another dangerous phenomena, “Indian army has killed over 7000 people in state managed fake encounters”, he said adding that one such encounter took place on 13th of June 2016 at Jammu Srinagar High way near Kudd where Kashmiri youth Tanveer Sultan Ahmed Sheikh was killed by the CRPF.—Email