APHC delegation calls on Minister for Human Rights

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APP34-12 ISLAMABAD: October 12 – A delegation of APHC led by Ghulam Muhammad Safi called on Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shareen Mazari. APP photo by Saeed-ul-Mulk

ISLAMABAD, Oct 12 (APP):Delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) led by Convenor, Ghulam Muhammad Safi has called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari here Friday. The delegation comprised of Sayyed Faiz Naqshbandi, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Abdul Hameed Lone, Raja Khadim Hussain and Ms Shamim Shawal.
They discussed the prevailing human rights situation especially The United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Report on Kashmir and how best we can proceed further on conflict resolution. Matters related to the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir and protracted rights of the people of Kashmir also came under discussion.
Shireen Mazari Informed the APHC delegation that we are well aware of the continuing brutalities of Indian Occupation forces and violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir adding that we will move beyond rhetoric to finding a conflict resolution solution premised on plebiscite. Innocent people of Kashmir valley are denied to the fundamental right to self determination which is guaranteed by the International resolutions, she added.
The Minister said the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir are under the Indian occupation for the last seven decades and striving for the right to self determination adding that the international community should come forward to resolve the longstanding issue of Kashmir. Shireen Mazari said that the Kashmir issue is the question of right to self-determination adding that International conventions guarantee the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people. She said that human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir are crimes against humanity and the situation of human rights was very deploring in occupied Kashmir. Dr Mazari further said that India is committing serious violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir. Pakistan fully supports the freedom movement of the people of Kashmir and will continue its support for the freedom fighters, she added.