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UN urged to take notice of human rights violations in IOJ&K
February 12, 2020

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In occupied Kashmir, the Democratic Political Movement has urged United Nations and United States to take notice of human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops and initiate measures for settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with wishes of Kashmiri people.

The meeting was chaired by party Chairman Firdous Ahmad Wani in Srinagar to discuss grim human rights situation in the territory particularly after revoking of Kashmir’s special status by India on August 5th, last year.

The meeting expressed concern over deteriorating health of party leader, Shakeel Ahmad Butt, who is illegally detained under black law, Public Safety Act. 

Meanwhile, Indian troops brutally subjected Kashmiri men and women to torture and harass children during a series of cordon and search operations in Srinagar and other parts of the territory.

The troops along with the personnel of paramilitary and police conducted operations in different areas of Srinagar, Bandipore, Ganderbal, Badgam, Kupwara, Baramulla, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri and Poonch districts.

They sealed all entry and exit points at different places and conducted door-to-door search operations.

The residents told media that the troops also ransacked houses.

Meanwhile, Indian police arrested, at least, three Kashmiri youth for taking part in a silent protest demonstration in Srinagar on the occasion of so-called visit by 25 selected foreign envoys to the territory. 

The locals said that Indian government is managing such tours to falsely portray normalcy in the territory.