Thursday, 10 March 2016

Naeem Khan condemns Human Rights abuses in South Asia.

Naeem Khan condemns Human Rights abuses in South Asia.

While addressing a seminar held during the 31st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Naeem Khan President of KNP Austria said:

Mr. Chairman

I am thankful to the Organizers of this important event to highlight the Human Rights situation in South Asia.

The human rights situation is getting from bad to worse day by day in entire World. The profit oriented ruling class in most parts of the World, thinks human rights is a luxury for today’s human.  Millions of people are uprooted from their homes, and tens of thousands of people are targeted and killed including women and children. 

Cross border terrorism and Ceasefire violation on Line of Control is another example of grave violation of human rights in occupied Kashmir by the security forces of India and Pakistan. 

I condemn the cycle of impunity of the security agencies in Indian and Pakistani occupied Kashmir. 

I strongly condemn Pathankot Air Base attack by the United Jihad Council from Azad Kashmir. This act of terror caused the suspension of India Pakistan peace talks. 

As chairperson of the organization of Human Rights in Asia, I condemn the arrest and sedition case against student leader of JNU, Mr Kanhaiya Kumar by the Indian Security agencies. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. 

I condemn judicial murder of JI leaders by the Bangladeshi government in bogus sedition cases. 

I also condemn the systematic harassment of Dr Shabir Chaudhry, a British national, author of several books, TV Anchor and Diplomatic head of Kashmir National Party; by the Security agencies of Pakistan. His only crime is his peaceful political struggle for the fundamental human rights in occupied territory and for a secular and United Independent Kashmir.

Mr Chairman

India and Pakistan has ratified the UN resolution on Kashmir. They are committed to provide travel documents to all Kashmiries living in their administrative part of Kashmir. I urged the government of Pakistan to end harassment of Dr Choudhry, his family and issue them necessary travel document to visit their family members in Pakistani Occupied Kashmir and that is their fundamental human right.

The pro-Pakistan “elected” Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan expresses her concern and anger on China Pakistan Economic Corridor and protest for ignoring the main region and its people. There is no single Economic Zone planned to be established in Gilgit Baltistan out of 60 Economic Zones alongside CPEC. 

What the people of GB are getting is Just Pakistan Army HQ in Diamer District to ensure CPEC Security. 

No Part of Kashmir is getting any benefit from this 46 billion Dollar project.

The Human Rights situation in Pakistan is getting worse day by day.
The killers of Model town tragedy in Lahore, (on 17th June 2014)  in which18 political workers, mostly women and youth of a political party (PAT), were killed in broad day light in presence of print and electronic Media, are still free and enjoying their immunity and impunity.

Days after the Punjab Assembly passed the protection of Women against Violence Bill, another 22 years old woman, Amina Bibi, a resident of Salamat colony in Lahore’s Harbans Pura ; attacked with acid on 28th February this year (just 11 days ago). 

Pakistan’s daily English newspaper “The Nation” (5th March 2016) published a report of home ministry which indicates that Security forces killed some 323 “terrorists” and arrested 12,234 suspects in Balochistan in 2015.

3 days ago, on 6th March 2016, the National Commission of Human Rights Pakistan express its concern,  on the Systematic child abuses, child pornography and black-mailing of more than 280 school children and their families in Hussain Khanwala, in Kasur. According to the commission, the government of Punjab ignores all its recommendations to enforce preventive measures and devise a policy to avoid child abuse incidents in future.

These are just few recent examples of the violations of human rights in South Asia. On behalf of the Organization for Human Rights in Asia, I appeal to International community, Specially EU and International NGO’s to raise their voice to end human rights violations by states, state sponsored agencies and non-state organizations.

Mr Chairman,
Ladies and Gentlemen I thank you for your patience

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