Press Note Tehreek-e-Hurriyat .

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Appreciates UN's effort to seek details  from India of cases related to torture and killings of civilians in Kashmir and strongly condemned the India’s refusal to provide any clarifications on such cases, and calling it a 'closed chapter' brazenly. He also hails Association of parents of disappeared persons (APDP) and JK Coilition of Civil Society (JKCCS) for doing an amazing job to highlight human rights abuses and now releasing a comprehensive report on torture and brazen human rights violations in jammu and kashmir constitute crimes against humanity, which must be investigated to deliver justice.

He said the UNHRC and United Nation as an institution has not only mandated to investigate but to intervene, if the state failed to conduct impartial investigations, or refused to investigate the cases of gross human rights violations.He said world community and UN must take the cognizance of the brazen rejection of report by India and they should be isolate internationally over this serious act of vandalism of international commitments.

Sehrai in his statement said ,India must be held accountable for these human rights violations. Kashmiris have suffered immensely since last 3 decades and helplessly eyeing on world community and international bodies for their rescue . We would therefore like the Human Rights Council to take account of the evidence with a view to mounting an investigation into the serious oppression and human rights violations suffered by the people of Kashmir. 

Sehrai expressed concern over impunity for human rights violations and lack of access to justice. He said that the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) have “created structures that obstruct the normal course of law, impede accountability and jeopardize the right to remedy for victims of human rights violations,he said," adding that the Kashmir's have suffered persistent human rights violations at the hands of the security forces. Civilians are brutally punished if they are seen to challenge or campaign against the oppression.Due to legal, political and moral impunity extended to the armed forces, not a single prosecution has taken place in any case of human rights violations” .he said,