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Geelani welcomes UNHR High Commissioner’s remarks

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Srinagar, September 11: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani welcomed the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Michel Bachelet’s remarks on poor performance of India, with reference to protection of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Geelani expressed hope that the newly appointed High Commissioner for UN Human Rights Commission shall endeavour to fulfill the obligations of this august world body with respect to protection of civil and political rights of the people all over the world including Jammu and Kashmir.

The Hurriyat leader termed Kashmir issue as a humanitarian and an issue of right to self-determination as established by the Indian Independence Act of 1947 and guaranteed by the United Nations in a resolution passed and accepted by the UN.

“In the wake of an illogical denial of right to self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, India deals with the civilian people as well as the pro-resistance political class with military might and its iron fists to suppress the political will and civil rights of the people here,” said Geelani.

The Hurriyat leader also urged the UN to help resolve the long pending Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people.

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