Doubts Cloud Upcoming Amnesty Int’l Report on Kashmir http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51602
The human rights body Amnesty International (AI) has yet to release its report on the outcome of its unprecedented visit last week to the disputed Indian- administered Kashmir state, but already there are doubts over its ability to come up with fair and accurate findings.A two-member AI delegation – composed of Indian nationals – arrived in Kashmir on May 18 for a six-day fact-finding visit. It is expected to release its findings within the next six months.
"Both the team members are Indian nationals. Therefore, it is very natural that their observations and judgments would be clouded by their national interests," said separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who heads the hardline faction of Hurriyat (‘Freedom’) Conference, a conglomerate of Kashmiri separatist groups.
"Kashmiri people are the victims of state terrorism. Every day we see people getting killed, tortured and sentenced to death. Women are raped and murdered while school going boys are not even spared," Geelani told IPS. "Human rights groups like Amnesty International should put pressure on India to stop unleashing atrocities on Kashmiris and give them the right to self-determination."
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