S. A Haidri
Muzaffarabad: A seminar on Kashmir issue was held under the aegis of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights (IFJHR) JK here on Wednesday.
Speakers on the occasion reiterated that International human rights organizations should raise their voice against India over the tragic incidents of massacre from 1990 to till date.
According to details, Chairman IFJHRJK Muhammad Ahsan Onto made telephonic address from Srinagar.
Former Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Ibrahim Zia was the chief guest on the occasion while Sheikh Aqeel ur Rehman Naib Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami AJK presided.
Chairman IFJHRJK Muhammad Ahsan Onto said that the seminar has been organized to draw the attention of international human rights organizations towards Kashmir issue.
He maintained that different incidents of massacre took place in January where unarmed civilians were killed.
Terming the Indian Republic day as fraudulent he said that there is no such thing as democracy in Kashmir. “We are calling on international human rights organizations to break the silence on India’s atrocities,” he said.
Former Chief Justice of Azad Kashmir Ibrahim Zia said that on January 1, 1949, India had taken the Kashmir issue to the United Nations. The international body passed resolutions for Kashmiri’s right to self-determination but despite passing 72 years, people of Kashmir remained deprived to vote for their future.
Ibrahim Zia stressed that the government of Pakistan and the government of Azad Kashmir should increase the political pressure on India by formulating a political and diplomatic strategy.
He also paid rich tributes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the martyrs of freedom struggle.
President Pakistan Peoples Party AJK chapter Chaudhry Latif Akbar said that human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir are intolerable.
He lamented that women, children, youth and the elderly becomes victims of Indian armed forces atrocities. “In these circumstances, the base camp government has failed to organize any significant protests against India” Akbar added.
Altaf Hussain Wani said in his address that there is an urgent need for India to collect in writing all the tragedies that Indian army is committing and we need to present the Kashmir issue to the world in a modern way.
He said that the world is looking at India as an occupier of Jammu and Kashmir and we have to present Indian atrocities to the world conscience with full evidence.
Sheikh Aqeel-ur-Rehman in his address said that we are deeply disturbed and saddened by the Indian military terrorism in Kashmir. The struggle of the Kashmiri people will be successful in any case.
Mushtaq-ul-Islam vice chairman IFJHR said that the massacre in Kashmir is a reflection of India’s worst terrorism, adding that India tried to crush the movement with tyranny and violence but failed to dissuade the Kashmiri people from demanding independence despite all the conspiracies and massacres.
Chairman Pasban-e-Hurriyat Uzair Ahmad Ghazali has said that Indian occupied forces have massacred unarmed civilians several times in the last 30 years. International organizations should take notice of this massacre.
Secretary General of Kashmir Refugee Organization Shuja ul Haq, Sajjad Anwar Abbasi, Shaukat Javed Mir, Secretary General Central Press Club Syed Ashfaq Shah, Bilal Ahmed Farooqi, Javed Ahmed Mughal and others addressed on the occasion.