Documentary on Kashmir pellet gun victims screened
Srinagar: The legal division of Hurriyat Conference today screened a documentary film titled “Shattered Dreams” at Hurriyat headquarters Rajbagh.
In a statement issued to GNS, a Hurriyat spokesman said the documentary has filmed the dangers of the use of pellet guns, the condition of its victims and its damage to human life in Kashmir.
The screening ceremony was presided over by the APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Dr Molvi Umar Farooq and was attended by columnists, civil society members, students, noted lawyers including Advocate Parvez Imroze, Advocate Zahir-ud-din, Advocate Aijaz Ahmad Dhar and Khurram Parvez. A wide spectrum of Human rights defenders also participated in the event.
During his inaugural address, Mirwaiz stated that human rights of Kashmiris were being trampled under the jackboots across the length and breadth of Kashmir. Asserting that there was a need to document rights violations, APHC Chairman said that the Hurriyat was making efforts to highlight the rights violation at international forums, organizations and countries who believe in human values, justice and freedom.
Expressing concern, Mirwaiz stated that those government officials and bureaucrats who have inflicted wanton sufferings on Kashmiris, in the immediate past, have been at the forefront to suppress the sentiment through criminal means, and are involved for serious criminal offenses are being welcomed by pro Indian political parties in their fold, which he said was highly condemnable.
He stated that those people who ought to be tried in court of law for their criminal acts against Kashmiris are being encouraged by giving them berths in pro-Indian parties, adding, it shows that how much ‘pro-people’ these political parties are and the level of justice prevailing in the conflict torn Kashmir. Mirwaiz stated that the time has come that such elements should be exposed and people are informed about them.
Lauding the efforts of Hurriyat Conference, noted lawyer and human rights defender, Parvez Imrooz stated that along with pellet guns, psychological and physical torture of five lakh people by forces was also cause of concern. He stated that all human rights group should work together to highlight this gross violation.
Columnist Advocate Zahirudin stated that those people who work against interest of Kashmiris and are responsible for rights violence should be identified. (GNS)