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Ensure Kashmir issue is resolved: Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat to International human rights groups

The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday appealed to the international human rights organizations to play their part in “ensuring” that the “Kashmir conflict is resolved” and the fundamental human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are “respected and reinstated”.

In a statement issued on International Human Rights Day, Hurriyat said for the last three decades, the “abysmal” human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir due to the “lingering conflict” has shown no sign of improvement.

“Instead, it has grown worse. Since August 5, 2019 (when the Centre revoked J&K’s special status) with unprecedented lockdowns, extrajudicial measures, detentions, and communications gags, human rights are the greatest casualty,” the Hurriyat said.

It said all forms of human rights violations were unacceptable, be it from the state, or the killing of minority community members and non-locals living here.

The Hurriyat appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Asia Watch, National Human Rights Commission, international leaders and policymakers, and people of India to play their part in “ensuring that the conflict is resolved” and the fundamental human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are respected and reinstated.

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