Non-im­ple­men­ta­tion of UN Kash­mir rul­ings causes re­gional con­flict: Wani

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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