Genocide of Kashmiris

The humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir is growing immensely and the world conscience sleeps on. There has been little international focus on the nuclear trouble point, but no action to bring rest to the millions of Kashmiris who have been solitary confinement for more than three weeks. With the telephone, internet and cable TV connections obstructed, Kashmir has been interrupted both internationally and domestically since India’s illegal merger of the disputed region on August 5. Kashmiris and their sinless children are starving as several thousands of Indian security personnel have spread out across the occupied territory to make sure curfew hindrances imposed by India. It is well understood with no way to food, clothing water and medicines, life in Kashmir are at miserable hazard. These worries have been expressed by Prime Minister Imran Khan during a recent interview with the New York Times. The Prime Minister has emphasized that the most significant thing was that the lives of more than eight million people are in danger. Several millions of Kashmiris are living under ruthless Indian occupation, maltreatment and violence. Prime Minister has issued yet another restrain for the international community to take steps to prevent an imminent genocide of Kashmiris in the occupied territory. He has stated worries that there is ethnic cleansing and genocide about to happen.
The US-based global advocacy group, Genocide Watch invites the UN and its member states to warn India not to commit genocide in Kashmir. United Nation human rights experts pressed India to end the repression on freedom of expression, way to information and peaceful protests imposed in occupied Kashmir this month. In Washington, another global organization issued a Genocide Alert for the occupied territory, calling upon the United Nations and its members to alert India not to genocide in Kashmir. In a report issued in Geneva by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN professionals pressed that the measures imposed after India annulled the constitutionally mandated position of the state of Jammu and Kashmir would spread tensions in the region. The Washington-based Genocide Watch noted that since Aug 5, when India annexed disputed territory with the union, India has stationed over 600,000 troops in Kashmir. Genocide Watch also detected 10 early warnings of massacres in occupied Kashmir, which comprises categorizing Muslims as them and using documents, such as ID cards, to recognize them; Hindu economic supremacy; disarming of Muslims as radicals and secessionist. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP instigating anti-Muslim hatred; social media spreading deception; preparing for genocide by sending troops and BJP leaders talking of the “final solution for Kashmir; persecution of Kashmiri Muslims such as lockdown, subject to detention, torment, rape and slaughter. The report notes that the destruction of Kashmiri Muslims began in 1990. Prime Minister Modi and BJP deny saying their object were to “bring prosperity” and “end terrorism”; they refuse any carnage. He says no Indian Army troops or police are ever tried for torture, rape or massacre. The report notes that the Kashmir State Human Rights Commission has proof of 2,730 bodies buried in 40 mass graves. The commission reported above 8,000 disappearances. The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society stated that by 2016, there were over 70,000 killings, primarily by Indian forces. Amnesty International informs that disappearances, torture and rape by Indian Army units against Kashmiri Muslims are regular. In the report issued in Geneva, UN human rights experts cited that the Indian government has imposed a curfew across Jammu and Kashmir, bringing in huge numbers of troops to implement restrictions on the freedom of movement and of peaceful assembly, specifically in the occupied Kashmir Valley. The report also indicated an increase in the arrest of political figures, journalists, human rights defenders, protesters and others. The specialists stated they were very much concerned by reports that security forces were conducting night attacks on homes leading to the arrests of young people. The experts also voiced serious worries over the use of intensive force against protesters, comprising the use of live ammunition, which could come up to violations of the right to life. Genocide Watch cited that it was India that took its challenge with Pakistan over Kashmir to the UN Security Council, which passed Resolution 47 of 1948.It voiced for withdrawal of Pakistani fighters and reduction of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir. It also called for a plebiscite to determine Jammu and Kashmir’s future. The plebiscite has never been conducted. United Nations human rights experts appealed to India to lift the curfew and communication barricade it had imposed on Occupied Kashmir as a global group support concentrating on genocide issued an alert for the disputed region. The experts appealed India to end what it referred a form of ‘collective punishment’ on Kashmiris.It is noted with worry reports of arrests of political figures, journalists, human rights defenders, activists and others, and of use of extensive force against protesters. The security forces were conducting night assaults on private homes leading to the arrests of young and innocent’s people. The arrest detentions could frame grave human rights violations. The accusation must be comprehensively searched by the authorities, and, if true those responsible must be punished with an iron hand. India could always remain obstinate that Kashmir is a bilateral issue, like it had done in the past. There is nothing the UN can really do to compel India away from its position in that case. The only opportunity is to bring the matter before the ICJ is by way of a Security Council or General Assembly resolution requesting an advisory opinion from the court.

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