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Amnesty International Political Motivated: PK

KS Correspondent

July 2010


JAMMU, May 24: Panun Kashmir has described the maiden visit of Amnesty International to Kashmir disappointing and charged it for state specific agenda and ignoring the HR violations by the non-state actors who have unleashed terror in their territories of influence and are responsible for genocide of Kashmiri Hindus.

Addressing  media conference, Panun Kashmir Chairman Dr. Ajay Chrungoo said that Panun Kashmir states emphatically that the first visit of Amnesty International has been a totally disappointing experience for the Hindu community of Kashmir. “The way the Amnesty International has conducted itself during their recent visit to Kashmir has been guided more be political considerations than any concern for human rights,” he said.

Accusing the AI for pursuing state specific agenda and ignoring the non-state actors, Panun Kashmir chairman said,” Amnesty International for a long time has been having only a state specific agenda and has cared little for assessing, evaluating and commenting on the role of non-state actors in committing human rights violations and unleashing genocidal wars in the territories of their influence and control”. “By deliberately choosing to ignore the involvement of non-state actors Amnesty International has eventually served only the cause of those who are leading relentless campaigns of religious and ethnic cleansing and destroying the plural lecture of societies”, Dr. Chrungoo lamented.

Chrungoo said that by persisting with its state-specific agenda, Amnesty International has not been able to dispel the doubts about it being essentially an instrument of foreign policy of those who want to subvert the independence of India and destroy its national unity.

Lambasting AI for ignoring the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus, Dr. Ajay Chrungoo said,” Amnesty Internationally during its maiden visit conveniently chose to side track the issue of religious cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus as it has over the years chosen to ignore the genocide of Hindus living in Pakistan, Bangladesh and PoK. He added that the first priority for any human rights organisation would have been to visit the state and meet these people but despicably it has never been a priority for Amnesty International. “Outriging the sensitivities of victims of religious cleansing, Amnesty International sought the audience and cooperation of such leaders of Islamist Jihad and Political terrorism like Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik who stand in the same dock in which the fascist war criminals of Germany and the perpetrators of crimes against humanity in East Europe are placed,” PK leader rued.

Describing Jehadi groups as the main actors of HR violations in J&K, Dr. Chrungoo said we want to clearly state that the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, which the representatives of Amnesty International came to assess, are mainly the violations committed by the Jihadi terrorist groups against the whole community of Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir, who were subjected to genocide and extermination. The human rights violations in the state are a whole process of excesses and oppression for which the religious wars, ideological states and war groups waging Jehad are responsible.

Warning the organisation against ignoring the, fact do PK leader said that if the AI refuses to recognise the real content and character of the HR violations in J&K and seeks to politicize resistance against Jehad and International terrorism, it is actually trying to put the Human Rights movement upside down.

All State Kashmiri Pandit Solidarity Conference President Sh. O.N. Trisal said that Panun Kashmir recognizes that human rights violations are clearly defined by “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and the “International Comments on Human Rights” but Amnesty International, by its actions, is trying to redefine human rights to play international politics. “Amnesty International has no right to camouflage the genocide and the ethnic extermination of Kashmiri Hindus by the Jehadi groups and terrorists regimes operating in Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, “Sh Trisal added.

Criticising the GoI for granting permission to AI, Sh. O.N. Trisal said, “we strongly disapprove the action of the Govt. of India to allow the Amnesty International to visit Kashmir after having rightly denied it the permission to do so far last two decades.

Panun Kashmir General Secretary Kuldeep Raina was also present in the conference.