Human Rights Violations in Kashmir-Time to act now
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SDPI's Seminar Hall
The continuing atrocities by Indian forces in the Occupied Kashmir with the latest series of killings of youth have sparked concern across the world. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 3rd April stated that “a thorough investigation needs to be conducted pertaining to the recent killing of Kashmir youth by Indian troops”.
The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the indiscriminate and arbitrary killing of 17 Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces in southern part of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) recently. The repetitive, systematic and systemic violations of human rights by the Indian forces continue to result in killing, torturing and maiming of innocent Kashmiri civilians including women, children and elderly.
The IPHRC called upon the government of India to immediately bring an end to the ongoing spate of killings and all human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces as well as to allow international human rights organizations including the OIC-IPHRC to visit IoK for an independent review of the human rights situation on the ground. It also called upon the United Nations, in particular, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently dispatch a fact-finding mission to the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to independently ascertain and report on human rights violations.
The OIC-IPHRC, called upon the international community to play its rightful role in promoting a just and lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and aspiration of Kashmiri people. The OIC affirmed its principled support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realization of their legitimate right to self-determination in accordance with relevant UN Security Council and OIC resolutions.
The latest killings call upon all political leaders in the country to join hands to raise the issue at the global level to garner support for cessation of atrocities on Kashmiris and resolution of the issues according to the UN resolutions and the will of Kashmiris. The continued denial of the right to self-determination of Kashmiris and their suppression by Indian troops is a violation of the right of Kashmiris.
To discuss the situation arising out of the recent killings of Kashmiri youth and highlighting their right to self-determination, SDPI is organizing a special seminar on “Human Rights Violations in Kashmir-Time to Act Now” on the 9th April (Monday) wherein experts on Kashmir issue and human rights activists will speak on various dimensions of the dispute.
- Ms. Romina Khursheed Alam, Parliamentery Secretary, Ministery of Climate Change, Pakistan.
- Ms. Farzana Yaqoob, Former Minister AJ&K.
- Ms. Mishaal Malik, Chiarperson, peace and culture organization.
- Ambassodor ® Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson Board of Governors, SDPI
- Dr. Abid Qayuim Suleri, Exuective Director, SDPI.
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