Srinagar, March 25, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has described the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on human rights as a welcome step but questioned the selectivity of the countries in this regard.
In a statement the JKCCS leader, Parvez Imroz in a statement said, “There can be no selective morality when it comes to standing against the commission of human rights violations by states. Every country must be held to the same standards, as Sri Lanka has been in the instant case, regardless of economic or geo-political concerns.”
“In this regard, the United States and India stand accused of hypocrisy in their dealings with human rights violations in their regions or across the world,” he said.
“The human rights violations ranged from genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes to enforced disappearance, torture, rape and extra-judicial executions,” Parvez Imroz said.
“India’s recognition of the atrocities arising from the Sri Lankan conflict is in direct contrast to its public and international position on Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian institutional culture of moral, political and juridical impunity in Jammu and Kashmir has resulted in, by some estimates [as of 2013], enforced and involuntary disappearance of at least 8000 persons besides more than 70,000 deaths, countless cases of torture and disclosures of more than 6000 unknown, unmarked, and mass graves,” he added.
In the context of the issue of unmarked and mass graves, no action has been taken. Countless violations against the armed forces and Police have been brought to the public domain, Imroz stated.
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