Wani urges UNHRC to redouble efforts to resolve Kashmir dispute


Geneva:(Parliament Times) Terming right to self-determination as cardinal principle of the UN Charter, the APHC leader Altaf Hussain Wani has urged the UN Human Rights Council to redouble its efforts to resolve Kashmir dispute in line with the UN resolutions whereby people of Jammu and Kashmir could exercise their universally accepted right in an atmosphere free of cohesion and intimidation.
“The World Conference on Human Rights considers the denial of right of self-determination as a violation of human rights and underlines the importance of the effective realization of this right”, Wani said while taking part in the discussions held under Agenda Item 8 on the sidelines of 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.
Speaking on behalf of World Muslim Congress Wani told the international audience that world conference on human rights recognizes the Peoples under colonial or others forms of alien occupation to take any legitimate action legitimate action , in accordance with the charter of United Nations , to realize their inalienable right to self-determination.“The UN Kashmir report released by the OHCHR, has reiterated, that right to self-determination of people of Kashmir is protected under international law”, he said adding that Indian unwillingness to honor its commitments has forced people of Indian occupied Kashmir to resist Indian occupation.
“ Indian militarized state repression has caused death and destruction in Indian occupied Kashmir as noted in high commissioners report”, Wani said adding that heavy military presence with blank impunity over rides all human rights including right to life.
The criminal silence of international community he said has encouraged India to kill blind and maim Children, youth, journalists, and rights defenders you name any one. He urged the members of council not to let people of Kashmir down, who he said have been counting on them for last seven decades.


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