SRINAGAR, April 20 (SABAH): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has termed the concern expressed by the United Nations and the Amnesty International over the situation in Kashmir as satisfactory.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar hoped that the world bodies would take further steps towards the resolution of the lingering dispute.
The international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International on April 15 had said that the two recent videos on social networking sites from Jammu and Kashmir appearing to show the use of torture and excessive force by forces must lead to the prosecution in civilian courts of those suspected to be responsible.
He said New Delhi through its deceitful politics cannot mislead the world on Kashmir and has to come to terms with resolving the dispute. He said that Pakistan and the people of Kashmir had been since last 70 years calling for the intervention of world bodies and nations but India to cover up its crimes in the held-territory always created hurdles in this regard.
He said though it is encouraging that world is keenly observing the situation in Kashmir but no step has been taken to stop the Indian state-sponsored terrorism and barbarity in the region which is increasing with each passing day.
“New Delhi and its puppets after facing a humiliating defeat in recent so-called elections have resorted to vengeance against people who are killed, maimed, terrorised, and beaten. Even our students were not spared and excessive force was used against them. This is a matter of serious concern,” he said. Shabbir Shah said Kashmir dispute is one of the oldest disputed in the UN awaiting resolution and should be resolved by implementing the resolutions passed in the UN Security Council.
“These resolutions provide a strong base to our struggle but UN has so far failed in implementing it. We still have pinned our hopes on this organisation that it resolves the outstanding disputes of the world including Palestine, Kashmir, Syria, Iraq, Chechnya, and Myanmar,” he added.