Indian machi­na­tions to change Kash­mir de­mog­ra­phy dan­ger­ous: Wani

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

Mean­while, a spokesman of Demo­cratic Free­dom Party in a state­ment also con­demned the ar­bi­trary ar­rests in Islamabad dis­trict

DIPLO­MATIC COR­RE­SPON­DENT GENEVA—Seek­ing in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity’s at­ten­tion to­wards Indian gov­ern­ment’s plan to change de­mog­ra­phy of Kash­mir the vet­eran rights ac­tivist and leader of All Par­ties Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence Altaf Hus­sain Wani has said that this dreaded-plan has a very real and di­rect im­pact on re­gion’s peace and hu­man rights with far more dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences. “Gov­ern­ment of In­dia is con­spir­ing to es­tab­lish Sanik colonies and to cre­ate shel­ters for home­less In­di­ans in oc­cu­pied Kash­mir”, Wani made these re­marks while tak­ing part in dis­cus­sions held un­der UNHRC’s agenda item 4 here on Wed­nes­day. Terming it as fla­grant vi­o­la­tion of the ba­sic prin­ci­ples of the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil and UNCIP (United Na­tions com­mis­sion on In­dia and Pak­istan) res­o­lu­tions the APHC leader said that the ne­far­i­ous plan was against the essence and spirit of Indian con­sti­tu­tion and the State Sub­ject Law of of Jammu and Kash­mir State. Speak­ing on be­half of In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Fed­er­a­tion of Stu­dents Or­ga­ni­za­tion Wani ob­served and af­ter caging the re­sis­tance lead­er­ship had no mean­ing. “By do­ing so, the rul­ing class has ac­cepted de­feat,” he said. that crim­i­nal si­lence on the part of this coun­cil has en­cour­aged Indian gov­ern­ment to take other mea­sures in con­tra­ven­tion to United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions on Kash­mir for re­al­iza­tion of right to self de­ter­mi­na­tion. Re­fer­ring to hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions per­pet­u­ated by oc­cu­pa­tion forces in the UN rec­og­nized dis­puted ter­ri­tory of Jammu and Kash­mir, he said, “Indian army has killed over one hun­dred thousand peo­ple in last 26years whereas en­forced dis­ap­pear­ances, tor­ture, gang rape, mo­lesta­tions and fake en­counter con­tinue as rou­tine”. He said that on 12th of Fe­bru­ary 2016, Ms. Shaista Hameed 22 and Dan­ish Fa­rooq 20 were killed by Indian army in Pul­wama dis­trict in an un­pro­voked fir­ing in­ci­dent.

On 14th of April he said Indian solider tried to molest a teenage girl in a pub­lic wash­room at Hand­wara in North Kash­mir. He said that peace­ful protests against this mo­lesta­tion at­tempt were met with brute force at dif­fer­ent places, which re­sulted in killings of 5 per­sons in­clud­ing 50 years old women. “Those Killed In­clude a Nay­eem Bhat 21, Fa­rooq Iqbal DFP in the If­taar dinner be­ing hosted by Pak­istan High Com­mis­sion in New Delhi on Satur­day.—KMS peer 22 ho­tel waiter, Ja­hangir Ahmed Wani 25 a gov­ern­ment ser­vant and Arif Hus­sain Dar a class 11th stu­dent”, he said adding that re­cently an­other Kash­miri youth Tan­veer Sul­tan Sheikh 32 was killed by cen­tral re­serve po­lice in a fake en­counter at Khud

Indian author­i­ties he said con­tin­ued to re­strict the free­dom of move­ment of lead­ers of po­lit­i­cal dis­sent. “Syed Ali Shah Gee­lani and Shabir Ahmed Shah and others are put un­der house ar­rest and peo­ples’ ba­sic right the right to free­dom of ex­pres­sion and opin­ion re­mains sus­pended”, he said. He called upon the au­gust Coun­cil to im­press upon gov­ern­ment of In­dia to stop its tar­geted op­er­a­tions to kill and maim Kash­mir youth, in­ves­ti­gate all hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions per­pet­u­ated by Indian army and fa­cil­i­tate vis­its of UN Spe­cial pro­ce­dure in­clud­ing work­ing group on en­forced dis­ap­pear­ance to visit Indian oc­cu­pied Kash­mir be­sides im­ple­ment­ing rec­om­men­da­tions of the spe­cial rap­por­teur on ex­tra-ju­di­cial sum­mary ex­e­cu­tion and UPR rec­om­men­da­tions to re­peal Armed Forces Spe­cial Pow­ers Acts (AFSPA).—Email

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