Anti-India demonstration held in Geneva

General Official News

Geneva, July 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): A large number of Kashmiri community members held a protest demonstration in Geneva on the side-lines of the ongoing 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to highlight the human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. Scores of Kashmiri people hailing from different walks of life carrying banners and placard with slogans like ‘Stop India from committing human rights violations in IOK’ participated in the demonstration.

Kashmiri representatives including Altaf Husain Wani, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Shamim Shawl, Hasan al-Bana and Pervez Ahmed Shah also attended the protest. The participants urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to send a team to occupied Kashmir to take stock of the worst human rights situation in the territory.

Meanwhile, a Kashmir delegation to United Nations Geneva organized a photo exhibition at Geneva Press Club, presenting a pictorial documentation of human rights violations to the international community. This exhibition, the report said, is based on the work of photojournalists on the ground in Kashmir, who have published their work in international media. Speaking on the occasion, a Kashmiri participant said each picture is dated, verified, and captioned, offering a “real-time documentation of Indian abuses”.

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