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Nayeem Khan seeks international probe into Kunan and Poshproa mass rape incidents

Srinagar: senior leader All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Nayeem Ahmed Khan has demanded international probe into incidents of mass rape incidents committed by the Indian occupation forces in the Indian held territory of Kashmir.

In a message from Tihar Jail the incarcerated Hurriyat leaders while expressing his serious concerns over the Indian state terrorism said that the occupation forces deployed in length and breadth of the valley have been involved in heinous crimes. Use and abuse of power, harassment and humiliation, violence and sexual abuse against the Kashmiri women, he said, were amongst the worst war tactics the Indian army has been using to suppress Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination.

Khan, who has been languishing in Tihar jail for the past five years, stated that being a vulnerable segment of the society, the Kashmiri women have been the worst victims of the Indian belligerence. Referring to the dreadful incident of Kunan and Poshpora mass rape, he said that the horrific incident was blot on the face of Indian democracy and the state that has been using rape as a weapon of war against Kashmiris. Highlighting the pain and agony of the rape victims, he said that it was disgusting to see that the Indian rulers and their henchmen in the territory have shamelessly tired to cover up and conceal the facts to save the bloody culprits who were directly involved in this beastly act.

“The beastly and barbarous brutality Kashmiri women were subjected to on the dreadful night of 23 February 1991 finds no place in human history”, he said adding that despite the passage of 31 years justice continues to elude the victims.

Urging world human rights organizations to play their role, the incarcerated leader said it was high time that culprits involved in this gruesome act should be held accountable.

Khan also voiced his deep concern over the killing spree of innocent youth by the Indian forces, suppression of political dissent, rising attacks on journalists, civil society, and rights defenders.

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