KEA appeals world to take action over atrocities in IoK


Oslo: Article 370 of the Indian constitution was supposed to encapsulate the terms under which the Maharaja of Kashmir was supposed to have acceded to India. By removing this article, India has eliminated the only legal argument it had itself advanced to justify its claim to Jammu & Kashmir.
By its own legal yardstick, therefore, there now is naked occupation. Sardar Pervez Mehmood president of Kashmir European Alliance said in a statement issued from Norwegian capital Oslo on the occasion of Kashmir black day being observed by the people of Kashmiri origin displaced far across the continents.
A new report released recently, compiled by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, offers a sobering reminder of the brutal tactics the self-declared world’s largest democracy is applying in Indian Jammu & Kashmir. The report says that accountability of Indian troops in theregion is non-existent, pointing out that no security personnel in the held region accused of torture and other abuses have been prosecuted in civilian courts since the early 1990s.
The report has also slammed Delhi’s abhorrent use of pellet guns, offering the gruesome statistic that over 1200 people have been blinded by these weapons from mid-2016 to the end of 2018. While India keeps trying to falsely paint the Kashmiri struggle for rights and self-determination in the colours of terrorism, it will be difficult for it to dismiss the serious evidence of human rights abuses highlighted by World forums. Amnesty International had also launched a report about rights abuses in the held territory. The Modi government has closed all doors to a peaceful and negotiated resolution of the dispute. It has rejected a bilateral dialogue with Pakistan as well as third-party mediation. Following its Aug 5 unilateral actions, India says there is nothing to negotiate with Pakistan, nor does the Indian government contemplate a negotiated relationship with the Kashmiris.
They will be now ruled directly by Delhi’s proconsuls. India has clearly opted for a military solution. The Kashmiri Muslims face an existential threat. They are vigorously opposing being transformed into a minority in their homeland by Hindu colonists.
They have no choice but to intensify their freedom struggle. The BJP’s fascist plan to impose a final solution by changing Kashmir’s demographic composition will result in serious violations of human rights and humanitarian laws and could lead to a genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The principle of a plebiscite prescribed in Security Council resolution 47 (1948) and subsequent resolutions reflects the legal recognition of the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.–PR