Srinagar: Emphasizing the need of countering the â€œmisleading propagandaâ€ of Indian government and media vis-Ã -vis the Kashmir situation, Hurriyat Conference (M) Wednesday said it would gear up efforts to apprise the Indian public about the â€œgross human rights violations and infringement of political and religious rights of Kashmiris.â€
In this regard, the amalgamâ€™s chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior leader, Bilal Gani Lone today left for Chandigarh to attend a seminar, on November 25, titled â€œJammu and Kashmir problem with reference to Indo-Pak relation.â€ The seminar has been organized by Internationalist Democratic Party, a Chandigarh based non-governmental organization.
â€œBesides the seminar in Chandigarh, the two Hurriyat leaders are also scheduled to attend another seminar, â€˜Jammu and Kashmir the way forwardâ€™ in Kolkatta, the capital of West Bengal. The seminar has been organized by a local non- governmental Â organization, Centre for Peace and Progressâ€ a spokesman of the amalgam said.
The Hurriyat leaders, the spokesman said, will also meet the envoys of Organisation of Islamic Countries and Muslim and Western countries in New Delhi. â€œThe envoys would be apprised in a detailed manner about the curbs imposed on the political and religious rights of Kashmiris and would be urged to use their influence and pressurize India to put an immediate end to the unabated human rights violations committed by its forces in Kashmir,â€ the spokesman added.
The spokesman said that while the while word knew about the Kashmir issue, the Indian government and Â a section of Indian media were distorting the historical facts about the Kashmir dispute and keeping the Indian public in ignorant about the worst kind of human rights violations committed against Kashmiris by government forces.
â€œThe need of the hour, therefore, is to take all practical steps to inform the Indian public, civil Society and justice loving organisations about the present situation in Kashmir and seek their support for our cause,â€ the spokesman said.