International Human Rights Day

The seminar titled “International Human Rights Day Making Use of Available UN Mechanism to Promote the Human Rights in Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir”

The seminar titled “International Human Rights Day Making Use of Available UN Mechanism to Promote the Human Rights in Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir”, was hosted by Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) with the collaboration of the state-run Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), at the varsity’s main campus in Mirpur. Speakers at the grand seminar emphasized the need of performance of more active and vibrant role of the young generation especially the students, to make the Kashmiris indigenous struggle for achievement of their globally-acknowledged legitimate right to self-determination complete success through their high intellect and pen matching to the latest era of information technology.

The seminar, was largely attended by the students of the university, senior faculty members including Prof. Dr. Rehana Asghar, Dean Sciences, Registrar MUST Prof. Muhammad Waris Jiraal, Director Students Affairs Dr. Asghar Ali Chaudhry, Dean Engineering, Prof. Dr. Anwar Khataab, Chairman Electrical Engineering Prof. Muhammad Arif Khan, Chairman Power Mirza Shabeer Ahmed, Chairman Business Administration Deptt. Prof. Dr. Khaleeq Ahmed and others.

Addressing the seminar Vice Chancellor MUST Prof. Dr. Habib ur Rehman (Sitara e Imtiaz), Director Program KIIR Altaf Hussain Wani, Chairman Kashmir Council (European Union) Ali Raza Syed, Station Director AK Radio Mirpur Muhammad Shakeel and senior Kashmiri journalist and analyst Altaf Hamid Rao called for the individual and collective role of youth, being the strong voice of Jammu & Kashmir, to apprise the external world of the increased human rights abuses let loose by India in her continued abortive move to gag the voice of Kashmiris for liberation of the motherland from the clutches of the long Indian colonial rule.

Youth, the speakers continued, have to lend all of their energies to contribute their due active share through this latest of information technology through using all means of social media for making the struggle for liberation of the Indian held Jammu Kashmir, where the people including the young generation, have stood up with full vigor and full resolve for getting the homeland liberated from India’s unlawful and forced occupation.

Addressing the seminar, Vice Chancellor Mirpur University of Science & Technology Prof. Dr. Habib ur Rehman (S.I) called for promoting the collective narrative on national Kashmir cause by continue up-dating and improving it by including continuous aggression and human rights violation in the Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir. “This is only way to defeat Indian narrative”, he added.

Dr. Habib ur Rehman continued that educational institutions including his University are right places to organize seminars on the human rights issues. He assured full due assistance and facilitation to the governments for solving the issues. “We will give scientific out look to each of the issues as observed and identified by the UNHC for Human Rights and All party Parliamentary Kashmir Group in UK Parliament Report on Mass Murder of Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir”, he said.

On behalf of the faculty staff and students of the Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), the Vice Chancellor extended gratitude to the UNHC for human rights for releasing fact reports on the situation of human rights in Kashmir for the period starting June 2016 through April 2018. ‘We commend this report and hope that the UN Security Council will pressurize India further to stop human rights violations in the IOK and accept the right of the people of Kashmir for self-determination’’.

Dr. Habib ur Rehman lauded the government of AJK for its due tremendous contributions into the realization of the recent UN HRC report on ongoing massive human rights violations in the Indian-held Jammu Kashmir by the Indian occupying forces.

He also applauded the contributions of Kashmiri diaspora, Kashmir Council Europe, Kashmir Media Service and APHC representatives in Pakistan and above all the APHC leaders in the IOK and in particularly the Kashmiri freedom fighters who laid down the supreme sacrifices of their lives in the struggle for freedom to compelling the world organizations for publication of the reports.

“The people of Jammu and Kashmir shall remain eternally indebted to all those who contributed towards realization of the UNHC for Human Rights, the UK Parliament and OIC Reports highlighting the history’s worst human rights violations in the bleeding vale of Indian occupied Kashmir”, he said.

Speakers vehemently condemned the cycle of worst human rights violations being committed in the bleeding occupied valley of Jammu Kashmir by the Indian occupation forces.

Speaking on this occasion, Director Program KIIR said that December 10 is internationally observed as human rights day. He said that his organization has already decided to commemorate a human rights week to bring focus on the grave violations in the bleeding Indian occupied state of Jammu & Kashmir and highlight them the world over by fully supporting and showing full solidarity with the call given by the leadership of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in occupied Kashmir.

Speakers underlined that these freedom-loving Kashmiri leaders were detained during nocturnal raids on their residences in various parts of Indian occupied Kashmir which reflects the ultimate frustration and the worst form of authoritarianism in various parts of the held valley.

Speakers urged the international community including the world peace organizations, international community, Amnesty International Asia Watch, UNHRC and ICRC to take note of the urgent ugly Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir situation where innocent people were being subjected to repression and even babies not spared the pellets and exert pressure on New Delhi to stop the grave human rights violation forthwith in the bleeding valley of Kashmir – by moving to provide the much-awaited right of self-determination to the people of Jammu Kashmir to decide about their destiny through a free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations under the spirit of the UN resolutions of Kashmir, they added.