MIRPUR (AJK)-The attack on Indian Army Brigade Headquarter in Uri in the Occupied Kashmir is well-planned drama authored by the Indian agencies to malign the Kashmiris fast-raising struggle for freedom.

Veteran Kashmiri human rights activist and Central Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front Altaf Hussain Wani stated while talking to this correspondent on the phone from Geneva on Monday.

Wani, currently attending the ongoing 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, said that since India is under severe criticism by the international community, for what its occupied forces are doing for the last 73 days in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Besides large scale human rights abuses, the Indian agencies hatched the drama of the “suicide attack” on its occupying army barracks in Uri, close to the Line of Control in the occupied valley,” he pointed out.

He observed that whenever India feels heat at international level, her agencies through such state-managed acts try to malign and brand Kashmiris freedom struggle as terrorism. “The pre-planned Uri drama is the continuity what New Delhi did in the past at Chatti Singhpura in Occupied Kashmir and Pathan Kot city of Indian Punjab”, Wani recalled.

Earlier, addressing the 33rd Session of UNHRC in Geneva on behalf of International Islamic federation of student organization (IIFSO), Altaf Hussain Wani strongly condemned the recent arrest of the Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez by the Indian forces in occupied Srinagar.

In his detailed addresses, Mr Wani, also the leader of 8-member Kashmiri delegation from AJK, informed the august house that early yesterday morning, the noted Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez was picked up by police and detained at a police station in Srinagar in Indian-occupied Kashmir. He has been detained, without any legal court order and in violation of his rights to movement, information, and legal counsel. A day earlier, Indian authorities at New Delhi airport barred him from travel to Geneva to participate in the 33rd session of Human Rights Council. More Importantly, his arrest comes immediately after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights requested India to allow a UN mission to meet with victims of reported excessive use of force against the civilian population in Kashmir. This unlawful detention is an act of reprisal against Khurram Parvez for the work he and his organisation — the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society Orgs - have been carried out in Indian-occupied Kashmir, meticulously documenting the widespread and systematic human rights violations committed by Indian armed forces in the region. Further, this unlawful arrest comes at a time when the State is carrying out a severe crackdown on the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Since July 8, 2016, Jammu and Kashmir has been under continuous curfew, 105 people have been killed with more than 11,000 injured. Hundreds of civilians, particularly children, have received eye-injuries through the use of lethal weapons such as pellet shotguns. None of the accused State personnel have been investigated or prosecuted. The violence in Jammu and Kashmir is State-sponsored and directed,” Wani concluded.