The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl has thanked the international human rights organizations for taking notice of the state violence unleashed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, Professor Shawl in a statement in London voicing the overwhelming sentiment of the people of the occupied territory took exception to a recent assertion of the US State Department in which it had said that the recent turmoil in occupied Kashmir was India's internal matter. He emphasized that Kashmir was the oldest unresolved item on the UN agenda. "It is an UN mandated disputed territory. Kashmir is an international dispute and the Kashmiris are the primary and basic stakeholders, who have yet to chose their political future promised to them by India, Pakistan and the world community," he added. The Executive Director expressed serious concern about the continued illegal detention of APHC leaders and the shadow of draconian laws, which provided unbridled powers to the occupation troops in the occupied territory. "International community should come forward and help Kashmiris to come out of a suffocating environment due to curfews," he stated. Professor Shawl strongly condemning the killing of a student by Indian police personnel in Baramulla town, termed it an inhuman act.