MIRPUR (AJK)

Jammu Kashmir National Front Vice Chairman Altaf Hussain Wani said that human rights activists were harassed, detained, torture and even murdered in Indian-held Kashmir.

He was addressing 28th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva where he said human rights activists were targeted by the Indian state authorities and its agents in the disputed held state.

The Kashmiri leader underlined that over the years, at least 10 human rights had been killed including Jilal Andrabi while none of the perpetrators was brought to book.

The Kashmiri leader pointed out that noted human rights activist Parveez who already survived two assaults on his life was again harassed and tortured.

Advocate Baber Jan Qadri was tortured in police station Ghander Bal in Srinagar. Passports of Nayeem Parveez Amroz, Zamuradha Habib, Muhammad Ashan Untoo were denied.

India, he said, had failed to respond to the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the Public Safety Act. Vague definition of these legislations is frequently used against human rights activists, students and political activists, Wani concluded.