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UN Rights chief’s statement welcome but Kashmiris need much more: JKDFP

‘Kashmiri people need something beyond statements, condemnations’


Srinagar, Sep 12 (KNS): Welcoming the statement of UN human rights council chief, Michelle Bachelet wherein she has reprimanded India for not acting on the UN report regarding the grave human rights abuses and violations in Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that Kashmiri people need something beyond statements and condemnations so that they are saved from the continuous tyranny.
In a statement to KNS, JKDFP Spokesperson said that the rights abuses in Kashmir at government level can be stopped when the world bodies like UN take concrete steps to resolve the long pending dispute which has so far claimed countless lives.
He said that Kashmiri people are thankful to the UN Rights chief for her bold statement but they feel that mere statements can’t help. Kashmir is the world’s most militarised zone with highest concentration of forces. This has turned the whole region into a garrison. We appeal to the world forums to compel India to decrease the government forces presence in the region so that a conducive atmosphere to implement the UNSC resolutions in created. Kashmir dispute is as old as UN itself so practical measures are needed to resolve one of the oldest political disputes of the world.
The JKDFP Spokesperson said that India is using all sorts of arbitrary measures to crush the legitimate struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It has jailed the genuine voices like JKDFP chief Shabir Shah so that people are left leaderless and voiceless. This has added to the chaos and confusion on the ground level so there is desperate need to look into the issue of political prisoners of Kashmir who along with Shabir Shah are facing toughest times in different jails and are even denied suitable medical treatment despite suffering from serious ailments. JKDFP Spokesperson stressed upon the UN to wake up from the deep and long slumber and take practical steps to resolve the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the people. (KNS)