Jammu: Slamming the conduct of an Amnesty
International team during its visit to Kashmir, two
organisations of displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Monday accused it
of ignoring human rights violations by `jehadi` terrorist
groups in J-K.
"The way the Amnesty team has conducted itself during
its recent visit to Kashmir demonstrates that their visit was
guided more by political considerations than any concern for
human rights," Chairman of Panun Kashmir Ajay Chrungoo told
The two-member team comprising B J Batra and Gopala
Krishnan concluded its six-day visit to Kashmir yesterday.
President of All State Kashmiri Pandit Solidarity
Conference (ASKPSC) O N Trisal alleged that the team
"conveniently chose to sidetrack the issue of ethnic cleansing
of Kashmiri Hindus, as it has over the years chosen to ignore
the genocide of Hindus living in Pakistan and Bangladesh and
in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)".
The two leaders criticised the team for meeting Syed
Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik and compared the separatist
leaders to the fascist war criminals of Germany.
Chrungoo said, "we want to clearly state that human
rights violations in J&K, which the representatives of Amnesty
came to assess, are mainly the violations committed by jehadi
terrorist groups against the whole community of Hindus in the
state who are subjected to genocide and extermination.
"By persisting with its specific agenda, Amnesty has
not been able to dispel the doubts about it being essentially
and instrument of foreign policy of those who want to subvert
the independence of India and destroy its national unity," the
They said the Centre should not have allowed the
delegation to visit Kashmir after having denied it permission
to do so during the last two decades.