Islamabad, November 09 (KMS) The speakers of a webinar have expressed serious concern over India’s non-implementation of the recommendations made on the occasion of the last session of the Universal Periodic Review, saying that humanitarian organizations including the United Nations and the OIC Despite strong protests by rights organizations, the Indian government has failed to address the human rights concerns raised during the third Universal Periodic Review.
In the webinar organized by Kashmir Institute of International Relations in collaboration with World Muslim Congress, IMWU and IAPSD, prominent human rights activists from different parts of the world, lawyers, academicians and diplomats participated. The event was moderated by Altaf Hussain Wani, a well-known human rights activist and chairman of the Kashmir Institute of International Relations. Demanded that he withdraw the actions of August 5, which are against the Geneva Convention and the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. Expressing his concern over the ongoing bloodshed and violence in the disputed region, he said that the black laws in force in the state have violated human rights in the region. are the major causes of violations. Speakers said freedom of expression has been criminalized in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and reprisals against human rights activists and civil society activists are being used as a weapon to suppress voices of dissent. The speakers called on the Indian government to repeal all oppressive laws, release political prisoners and human rights activists including Khurram Pervez and Ahsan Anto and send the UN Special Representative and others to review the situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the Indian government to allow the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission to investigate ongoing and past human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Webinar by Dr. Imtiaz Khan, Marry Scully, Cecilia Jastrzembska, Robert Fantina, Prof Dr. Mehmet Sukru Guzel, Mariana Zucca, Gurpreet Singh, Shini Hamid, Dr. Farhan, Farzana Yaqub, Advocate Nasir Qadri, Dr. Saira Shah, Laura Shamaz, Prof. Amna Mehmood and Advocate Parvez Ahmad Shah also spoke.