Hurriyat (M) urges human rights bodies to take note of JKCCS report

Hurriyat Conference (M) today termed the report released by a rights group on human rights abuses in Kashmir as eye-opener for all those who believe in sanctity and dignity of the human life and spirit.

“The report depicts grim and serious picture of the torture being inflicted by security forces on the people of Kashmir,” a Hurriyat (M) spokesman  said in a statement.

 He said that the report has also been endorsed by former UN special rapporteur, Juan E. Mendez.

The 560—page report prepared by the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) was released on Monday here. “The report focuses on the torture perpetrated in Jammu and Kashmir by the state since 1990 and mentions solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, and sexualised torture against Kashmiris,” the statement stated.

It said, “Hurriyat (M) seeks immediate attention of world bodies including United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Asia Watch, International Council for Red Cross (ICRC) as well as Human Rights groups to take note of the  JKCCS report and build pressure on New Delhi to stop human rights violations in Kashmir.”