ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi on Friday composed letters to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres as well as high commissioner of the United Nations Civil Rights Council (UNHRC) Michelle Jeria, calling for a neutral but prompt UN examination into the custodial killing of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, desecration of his body and registration of criminal situations versus his family members.
Talking with press reporters after delivering the letters to the United Nations Armed Force Observers’ Team in Pakistan (UNMOGIP), Mr Afridi claimed the UN secretary basic need to purchase an instant examination right into the custodial murder of Syed Ali Geelani which is part of a series of custodial killings of Kashmiri leaders.
Participant of the committee Senator Sarfraz Bugti besides Hurriyat Conference leaders Faiz Naqshbandi as well as Farooq Rehmani were additionally existing on the event.
“Hurriyat leaders are being killed in custody by the prohibited work program of India in Jammu and Kashmir under the garb of the Covid-19 pandemic. Had the UN explored the custodial murder of Ashraf Khan Sehrai, Geelani’s life might have been saved. Now we are afraid that locked up Kashmiri leaders including the new APHC chief Massarat Alam Bhat, Syed Shabbir Shah, Yasin Malik, Asiya Andrabi, Dr Qasim Faktu and also others may likewise be eliminated the same way,” he stated.
There is a style to kill all leading legendary pro-freedom Kashmiri leaders and also Mr Geelani is the 2nd such high profile killing, Mr Afridi declared, including that Mr Geelani’s long period of time comrade and also follower, Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Khan Sehrai was additionally eliminated captive previously this year. He was kept in India’s mainland jail where Covid-19 was surging and also millions of individuals were passing away.
“This loss might end up to block Kashmiri people’s voice and jeopardize their long battle for flexibility. I would certainly additionally such as to offer interest here the matter in which Mr Geelani’s fatality was managed by the job-related Indian government where they closed down the internet across the Kashmir valley and also beefed-up security forces when word of his fatality spread,” he said.
Jammu and Kashmir authorities nabbed Mr Geelani’s body from his family members, hrs after he died as well as robbed the bereaved household their right to hold a funeral, for a resistance leader that might as soon as summon thousands of people into the streets to protest.
“As if it was not nearly enough, the Indian Unlawfully Occupied regimen in Jammu as well as Kashmir has actually scheduled the relative of Syed Ali Geelani under black regulation called the Unlawful Activities (Avoidance) Substitute withstanding the Indian pressures’ bid to snatch the body of Mr Geelani. Though UAPA is an anti-terrorism regulation, the Indian program has actually been misusing this regulation versus civilians and legal rights protestors. More just recently, Mr Geelani’s family is the most recent victim of this regulation.
“Versus this background, we fear Kashmiri voices will certainly additionally be smothered and also imprisoned Kashmiri leaders would be killed similarly. In lack of their fast-disappearing leaders, how will certainly the Kashmiri individuals exercise their fundamental legal rights of civil liberty, hold the government to account, and also network critical details on violations of civils rights in the valley,” he included.