Kashmiri delegation lashes out at India in UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva

Kashmiri delegation lashes out at India in UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva

MIRPUR: (APP) The visiting Kashmiri delegation met a four-member independent permanent human rights commission led by its chairman Ambassador Abdul Wahab in Geneva on Wednesday and apprised the OIC IPHRC delegation about the current state of human rights in India occupied Kashmir and the recent arrest of noted human rights defender Kharum Parveez.

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The eight-member Kashmiri delegation headed by eminent Kashmiri rights activists Altaf Hussain Wani and Deputy Head of the delegation Sardar Amjad Yousaf is attending the ongoing 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, said a message recieved here Wednesday.

"The eminent Kashmir human rights defender Kharum Parveez was not allowed to attend the 33rd session of Human rights council.

Advocate Parveez Amrooz gave a detailed briefing on the work of JKCCS which is purely based on human rights and all facts are gathered from ground", leader of the delegation Altaf Hussain Wani told the OIC IPHRC delegation.

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Wani later told APP by telephone from Geneva Wednesday evening that the culture of impunity has further escalated the violence and it is horrible situation and the way indian state is behaving it will be worst in coming days.

He said Kharum's arrest at this juncture is to send signals to civil socity workers and young people not to involve in reporting human rights violations.

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Indian denial and rejection is of concern, Wani said and added that the OIC IPHRC members endorsed the statements of UN High Commissioner and said IPHRC has also requested government of India and Pakistan to give them access to investigate the human rights violations and have a direct contact with victims and testify.