Ghazala Habib asks Human Right organizations to protect basic rights of Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP):Chairperson, Friends of Kashmir, (a non-Government Organization) Ghazala Habib Wednesday said innocent people in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) continued to be deprived of basic Human Rights (HR) for last more than hundred days.

Talking to a private news channel, Ghazala condemned the worsening human rights situation in occupied valley, where the Indian government has imposed curfew and restrictions on all communication networks.

She lamented that the entire region has been presenting a picture of prison, adding, thousands of Kashmiri people were being held in custody without any trial. She further said mobile phones, internet services, and Cable TV remained completely blocked in the occupied valley. Due to prolonged curfews, the longest in the history of Indian Occupied Kashmir, a humanitarian crisis has erupted, severely disrupting the lives and livelihoods of Kashmiri people.

She urged the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) to “pay heed to the plight of the Kashmiri people” and to address the warning signs of a “looming human catastrophe”. The Chairperson said today people in the occupied Kashmir are being tortured, killed, incarcerate and deprived of their basic rights.

“It is unfortunate that international community and human right organizations are not mobilized and doing nothing to reduce the suffering of people of occupied valley,” she regretted. The current crisis of Kashmir demanded a comprehensive and unified response at national and international level, she added.

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