MIRPUR (AJK)-The Human Rights Day was observed on Sunday at both the sides of the Line of Control including Azad Jammu Kashmir and Indian-Held Kashmir.

The people made unanimous emphasis for early end to the ongoing massive human rights violations against innocent population by Indian occupational forces in the occupied valley, Palestine and other parts of the world.

Special ceremonies were held in AJK including in Mirpur division under the auspices of various human rights organizations with the coordination of the members of the civil society to observe the day.

Addressing various ceremonies, speakers emphasised the need for making collective efforts by the international community to ensure the complete protection of human rights all over the world particularly in those areas where the people were being denied their rights. The speakers called for the measures by the international human rights outfits to move for ensuring the grant of basic human rights in the areas including in the strife-torn Indian held Jammu Kashmir state.

In Mirpur, a walk by the human rights activists was the hallmark of the day. Participants marched through city streets shouting slogans for the vibrant role of international human rights organisations to save innocent people of occupied Jammu & Kashmir from the ongoing and increased Indian reign of state terrorism. Addressing the meeting, speakers vehemently condemned the continued rather increased human rights violations against the innocent Kashmiris including the media in the occupied Jammu Kashmir at the hands of the Indian occupation forces. He also condemned the brutal tactics to suppress the voice of press in occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

They strongly condemned US President Trump’s recent move of acknowledging occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel through announcing to open his country’s embassy there. They termed Trump’s act a blatant violation of human rights to encourage the perpetuation brutal Israel’s unlawful occupation of Palestine for hurting the religious sentiments of Muslim Ummah and the human rights-loving nations.

They called upon the world community to take immediate note of the human rights abuses as well as continued reign of violence unleashed against the innocent people including journalists by the Indian troops in occupied valley.

Another ceremony to observe the day was observed at Ali Day Care Sector in sector C-4. The speakers called upon India to immediately stop the barbarous activities in the occupied state instead positively respond to make the dialogue process with Pakistan result oriented. They called for ensuring the early peaceful resolution of all the outstanding differences especially the core issue of Kashmir through grant of the basic human right to self-determination to the people of the state.

The speakers reiterated the long standing demand by Jammu & Kashmir people to grant them the opportunity to determine their future in accordance with their wishes and United Nations resolutions.

They called upon the world community especially the international organisations claiming to be the champions and custodians of human rights the world over to play a due role for the just solution to the Kashmir problem without further delay.