Documentary on children in conflict-torn Kashmir screened in UNHRC, Geneva

Posted: April 9, 2016 in Conflict and Peace, Draconian Laws, healthcare, Human Rights, Right to Dissent, Uncategorized

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Srinagar: The documentary film ‘Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir’ produced by human rights activist Abdul Manan Bukhari was screened on the sidelines of the 31st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The documentary, which highlights the extraordinary conditions in which the children are living in conflict zone of Jammu Kashmir and the problems they face, was screened before the audience at the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) headquarters at Rajbagh earlier this month.

Image“The international community should be informed about the situation of human rights violations in Kashmir and how the political uncertainty in Jammu & Kashmir is affecting Kashmiri children, both male and female, physically, mentally and socially,” Manan told TwoCircles.net.

Importantly, the documentary was scheduled to be screened on Wednesday, March 2 this month in a Srinagar-based hotel, but after district authorities raised objections on holding the screening at said venue, the venue was later changed to the APHC office in Rajbagh.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman, APHC during the screening of documentary had promised to push for its screening in started 31st session of the United Nations in Geneva.

During the function held at the screening of the documentary, the APHC said until an amicable solution for resolving Kashmir issue was found, Kashmiri children, youth, elderly people and women would continue to suffer from the situation arising from human rights violations.

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