Altaf Hamid Rao.

MIRPUR ( AJK),   (Parliament Times)  : Belgium-based Kashmir Council European Union (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed said on Friday that the horrible and forgettable incident of Kanan-Pushpura is part of the painful history of women of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

“In a statement issued to mark, with strong protest and indignation against continual Indian state terrorism in IIOJK, the 33rd anniversary of the Kunan-Pushpora’s terrible incident, he emphasized that the female victims of human right violations in Indian illegal occupied Kashmir, specially victims of Kunan-Poshpora are still waiting for the justice, says a message reaching and released to the media here on Friday.

It is essential to recap that it was night of February 23, 1991, the personnel of the 4 Rajputana Rifles of Indian Army cordoned off the two villages Kunan and Poshpora in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district under garb of house to house search and gang raped dozens of the women of these villages, Syed said.

Ali Raza Syed said, Kashmiri women have been the worst victims of violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory of Kashmir for last seven and half decades as a large number of Kashmiri women lost their men. Kashmiri women face the severe hardships because their life has been directly affected by India state terrorism.

Ali Raza Syed called upon international community, specially European Union to pressurize India in order to strictly punish its security personnel involved in human rights violations specially violence against the women in the occupied territory.

He specifically urged for setting of an international tribunal for trial of culprits involved in Kunan-Poshpora incidents and called for end of miseries of women in the occupied Kashmir.

Chairman Kashmir Council EU Mr Ali Raza Syed said, beside these two terrible episodes of Kunan-Pushpora, there are thousands of women in the occupied Kashmir who are waiting for their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers forcibly disappeared by Indian forces. Many of these men were killed in extra judicial killings or there is no solid information about them so far.

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