UN must Investigate India’s war crimes in held Kashmir; Farzana Yaqoob


Rawalpindi (1 Feb 2022) : The Indian atrocities in the occupied Kashmir should be termed as war crimes. Indian forces are subjecting the Kashmiris to the worst kinds of torture. This was the unanimous view of the speakers at a seminar titled “Indian War Crimes in IIOJK” held under the banner of Kashmir Youth Alliance & Positive Pakistan Foundation at National Law College, Rawalpindi.

President KYA Dr Syed Mujahid Gilani, Renowned Journalist Abid Andleeb, Ex Minister AJK Farzana Yaqoob, Dr Ata ur Rehman and Amir Raza Advocate were guests at the occasion.

Farzana Yaqoob said that Indian army is trying to establish linkages of the freedom movement with international terrorism in order to malign the freedom struggle and to justify its own crimes as counter-terrorist operations.

Journalist Abid Andleeb said Pakistan is doing alot but needs to design its policy on war footings and needs to move much faster. The estimated number of victims of enforced disappearances in IIOJK ranged between 8,000 to 10,000. He said 8,652 mass graves had been discovered in 89 villages of held Kashmir. This show the criminal approach of Indian Army.

Speaking on the occasion, President KYA Dr Syed Mujahid Gilani urged the United Nations to compel India to allow access to special procedure mandate holders of the UN Human Rights Council for an independent investigation of human rights violations taking place in IIOJK.

Prof Ata Ur Rehman declared that a Kashmir chair will be established under which first law journal on IIOJK will be published within 3 months

A number of law students were attended the seminar.