Mirwaiz calls on ICRC deputy chief
Srinagar, Sep 15: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday called on Monica Zullrachi, Deputy Chief Operations South Asia of International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) at Geneva, a spokesman of the conglomerate said in a statement.
He said during the meeting, Mirwaiz discussed human rights violations especially detentions in Kashmir, with her.
“Mirwaiz raked up the issue of plight of detainees languishing in jails within and outside India, juvenile detentions and use of laws like Public Safety Act (PSA) in Kashmir with her,” he said.
The spokesman said Mirwaiz also sought help of ICRC for DNA profiling of bodies buried in unmarked graves across the Valley.
Pertinently, the police investigation wing of State Human Rights Commission has confirmed the presence of more than 2000 unmarked graves in north Kashmir.
Monica Zullrachi informed Mirwaiz that ICRC is imparting training to the police on crowd control and non- lethal means of crowd management to avoid loss of human lives.
Mirwaiz is also planning to meet other rights bodies to apprise them about "worsening human rights situation in Jammu Kashmir, plight of Kashmiri detainees in jails and alarming situation arising due to adoption AFSPA, PSA and other laws," the spokesman added.
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