Hurriyat urges UNHRC to form fact-finding mission on Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Kashmir’s Hurriyat led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has demanded the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to establish a fact-finding commission to conduct a probe into gross human rights violations by Indian occupational forces in the territory.

A Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the demand was made by the Hurriyat’s AJK leader Syed Faiz Naqshbandi during a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the sidelines of 39th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi thanked the high commissioner on behalf of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and people of Kashmir for her statement during the 39th session of Human Rights Council at Geneva wherein she said, “The people of Kashmir have exactly the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world.”

He told the high commissioner that her statement and the report of human rights commissioner on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir had given a hope to the Kashmiri people that council cared for the dignity and rights of the Kashmiri people.