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Hurriyet leaders urge fair report on ihk by un rapporteur

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(source: Kashmir Media Service)

Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders, while welcoming the two-day visit of the UN Special Rapporteur, Margaret Sekaggya to Kashmir, have urged a fair report by her on the human rights situation in the territory.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed the hope that the UN would urge India to stop human rights abuses in the occupied territory.

“We have been demanding a special rapporteur on Kashmir but still, this limited move is also a step in right direction. I hope the UN would ensure that the reportage on Kashmir remains fair and helps in improving the situation,” he added.

Welcoming the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur to Kashmir, where she held many sessions with human rights defenders and victims, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani said that after a long time the UN had realised to send somebody to enquire about Kashmiris and the situation they live in.

He said, “Though her mandate has been limited but it is to be seen what she writes in her report. That whether she has been able to understand and feel the pain and sufferings of Kashmiris, will be known when her report is out.”

It is to be seen whether she can reproduce, in a fair and impartial manner, whatever she encountered and observed here, he maintained.