Altaf Bhat handed over food & medicines to PRSC for besieged Kashmiris

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Islamabad: Jammu & Kashmir Voice of Victims chairman Altaf Ahmad Bhat said India is committing genocide in Kashmir and it is  time for the world community to come forward and press India to stop grave human rights violations in Kashmir, he appealed United Nations, European Union (EU), Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International to play their role in immediate lifting of the curfew, removal of restrictions on movement and communications, and respect for the fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people. Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Altaf Ahmad Bhat expressed these views while handing over the first consignment of food and medicines to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRSC) for the besieged people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Friday in Islamabad.

Human rights activists, traders of twin cities, representatives of civil society and Islamabad press club office bearer took parted in this relief campaign. Secretary General Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRSC) Khalid Bin Majeed received the consignment from Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Voice of Victims Altaf Ahmad Bhat in the presence of in charge Sweet Home Zumarud Khan, Secretary National Press Club Anwar Raza and other notables at PRCS headquarters.

Altaf Ahmad Bhat said for the last 32 days whole valley is running out of food shortage and there is no medicine available in medical stores and hospitals. “Children are crying for milk and patients have no access to life saving drugs. He appealed the people of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir AJK to drop the medicines and food items at nearest PRCS office in their localities for incarcerated people of Indian occupied Kashmir.

The chairman Jammu and Kashmir Voice of Victims hoped that the PRCS will deliver the food consignments to IoK people through international humanitarian organizations to save the children and ailing aged people in IoK.

The PRCS Secretary General Khalid Bin Majeed said that they will hand the all food consignments to IRC. ” We will also try to raise the humanitarian crisis emerged in IoK since August 5 with the international humanitarian bodies and urge them to come forward for the help of oppressed people,” Majeed added. In charge Sweet Home Zumarud Khan said people of Pakistan are with IoK brethren and this hard time will also pass saying they will go to any extent for the people of IOK.

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