JKNF concerned over worsening HR situation in IoK

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) has expressed serious concern over the stepped-up human rights violations by Indian forces in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here on Monday, the JKNF spokesman Shafiq-ur-Rehman said that the Indian forces were harassing and arresting innocent people on one pretext or the other and put them in jails in far-flung areas of India. Urging world human rights bodies to take immediate notice of the worsening political and human rights situation in the region he said that Indian state terrorism has wreaked havoc on the lives of innocent people who were forced to live in a state to constant fear of being killed, harassed and humiliated by the occupation forces deployed at every nook and cranny of the state.

Condemning occupation authorities’ attempts to bring material change in the region, the spokesman said that the authorities have illegally granted domicile and PRCs to tens of thousands of non-state subjects since 5thAugust 2019. Terming it as a grand conspiracy to change demographic complexion of the Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir he said that the move was a flagrant violation of the international law and the UNSC resolutions.

The spokesman while remembering the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs reiterated Kashmiris’ pledge to take the ongoing struggle to its logical end. Rehman also expressed his concern over fast spreading Coronavirus in Kashmir and the Indian government’s indifference and apathy towards the miseries of the corona-affected people and their families who wander from pillar to post in search of medicines and oxygen. The spokesman also took exception to the continued detention of senior Kashmiri journalist Asif Sultan who has been languishing in jails since 2018. Demanding urgent release of the illegally detained scribe he said that Sultan was being punished for speaking truth to power. Meanwhile, the spokesman reiterated his party’s demand for early release of the incarcerated party chairman Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Hurriyat leaders and thousands of youth who have been languishing in far flung jails in different parts of India.