Nazir Geelani demands UNCHR to protect basic rights of all state subject certificate holder Kashmiris including Fai

Geneva: General Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) Dr Syed Nazir Geelani has demanded of the United Nations Council for Human Rights that the basic rights of all state subject certificate holder Kashmiris including Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai should be protected.
During the 18th session of UNCHR, he raised the issue of arrest of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in America in his written report.
He said Human Rights Council would be making a valuable contribution to the cause of human rights if after Syria it takes a robust interest in the new phase where the people of Kashmir have been using peaceful protest to highlight protest for their basic human rights and to highlight their desire to see the peaceful resolution of their right of self-determination in accordance with the UN-mechanism on Kashmir.
He said the arrest of Dr Fai, an American national of Kashmiri origin in USA on a criminal complaint, adding that there is an urgent need that human rights council takes a pro-active interest in receiving their statements as Kashmiri delegations, ensuring that these are not a tit for tat on behalf of any one or the other government but a genuine concern expressed by these NGOs in the best interests of all the people of Kashmir and are meant to assist the council on various variable imbedded in the rights situation in Kashmir.
He said JKCHR may not agree with the understanding of the rights regime and jurisprudence of self-determination in the manners advocated by Dr Fai at the various sessions of the human rights council but we have to defend the basic rights of any state subject personality.
He said JKCHR has continued to assist the UN mechanism from Vienna, UN World Conference on the human rights and has had the privilege to address the plenary and main committee on behalf of unrepresented peoples and nations and has made significant contribution to “evaluation of the present state of the protection of human rights” at the world conference.
He said this NGO has continued to contribute to inter-seasonal meetings at the UN in New York and to the UN Human Rights system ever since January 1990.


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