Separatists welcome AI report
Report eyeopener for world: Saghar
Srinagar, Mar 22: Separatists have hailed the Amnesty International report calling for an end to arbitrary arrest revocation of Public Safety Act.
Appreciating Amnesty’s report, APHC-M Pak chapter, convenor, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has termed it as an eye-opener for the world community.
“The report serves as an eye opener for the international community that has unfortunately maintained criminal negligence over deteriorating human rights situation in Kashmir”, Saghar said in a statement from Islamabad.
“It is high time that the international community should come forward and impress upon the GoI to stop killing of innocent civilians”, he added.
JKLF leader Rafique Ahmed Dar said, “The report vindicated our stand on human rights violations being inflicted on innocent Kashmiris by armed forces”.
WELCOME DEV: HIZB
Hizbul Mujahideen has welcomed the Amnesty report, describing it a welcome development.
“Though late, some international institution has taken cognizance of Kashmir and issued a factual report,” said the outfit chief spokesman, Ahsan Illahi in a statement from Pakistan Administered Kashmir.
Illahi said, “The outfit will welcome every individual and institution that highlights human rights violations being perpetrated in Jammu Kashmir for the past 63 years and draw the attention of international community to the Kashmir issue. The Government of India has deployed 10 lakh armed forces in the State to suppress the freedom struggle.”
Illahi hoped that the United Nations would take cognizance of the AI report and fulfill its responsibilities in stopping rights abuses in J&K and take steps to make India implement its resolutions to resolve Kashmir.
BUILD PRESSURE ON GoI: JKLF (R)
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) senior vice-chairman, Javid Ahmad Mir, has appealed to the Amnesty International to build further pressure on the Government of India and its armed forces to stop, what it called, violation of human rights in Jammu Kashmir.
Welcoming the Amnesty report seeking an end to the use of Public Safety Act, Mir said hundreds of innocent youth and children were arrested and booked under the Act for the past three years.
Mir, according to Front statement, has also demanded that the GoI should be asked to ensure immediate halt to innocent arrests and revocation of all black laws in vogue in J&K.
He alleged that more than 15000 youth had been subjected to enforced disappearance for the past 23 years, demanding that steps should be taken to trace them. He demanded release of all detainees languishing in jails.
Meanwhile, Front chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Javid Mir, who have been invited by the Pakistan High Commissioner to attend a function on Yoom-i-Pakistan being observed on March 23, have left for New Delhi.
EXPOSED GoI: JUM
Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen has claimed that the AI report had ‘unmasked the Government of India’s face’.
In a statement, the outfit spokesman said the report should serve as wake up call for all the powerful institutions of world and they should give up their attitude of shutting eyes to the ‘injustices’ being committed on people in Kashmir.
He hoped that AI would certainly mention in its future reports that basic reason for atrocities on people was heavy concentration of armed forces in Kashmir.
Jammu Kashmir Peoples League, chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has welcomed the Amnesty report.
In a statement, Waza said hundreds of innocent Kashmiri youth and children had been detained under Public Safety Act PSA. He appealed to the Amnesty to impress upon India to stop “state terrorism, revoke draconian laws in Kashmir and give Kashmiris’ their inalienable right to self-determination.”
Democratic Liberation Party chairman, Hashim Qureshi has welcomed the report, describing it as based on facts.
“Once the AI report reaches the people in the world, Indians democracy in Kashmir will be exposed in its true colours,” said Hashim in a statement.
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