ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani on the eve the World Forced Disappearances Day, urged on the United Nations Council for Human Rights to begin on spot inquiry into thousands of Kashmiris who were illegally arrested by India’s net-work of army, paramilitary and police intelligence or army/police units during 1990s and later in the length and breadth of the state, but never returned or recovered dead or alive to their homes.
He said while their parents or spouses tearfully were waiting for them, hoping in hopeless and haunting surroundings; the regime responsible for their plight had never addressed the demand of the victims or prosecuted any official alleged to have had picked the youth for interrogation.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said two decades had lapsed but India had continued to turn deaf ear to the demands of the Kashmiri mothers, who were wandering from pillar to post for their loved ones; while there could be no higher demand than recovering the missed ones. He said the regime was openly flouting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN protocol on enforced disappearances; while the World Forum had never asked the Indian regime to explain its conduct in this regard before the proper forum.
He emphasized that the UNCHR should not shirk its prime responsibility on the cases of forcibly disappeared cases and unmarked graves in Jammu and Kashmir to redress the grievances of the Kashmiris, if it really believed in peace, stability in the region and in its success as the right place for resolving international disputes according to the relevant resolutions.