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Human rights violations in Kashmir

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Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir are now being confirmed by numerous independent watchers. A fresh report released recently and collected by the UN Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, provides a strategy employed by India in the territory. The report says that no security personnel in the held region are accused of torture and other have been tried in civilian courts since the early 1990s.The report has also hanged India’s horrendous use of pellet guns, offering the gruesome statistic that over 1,200 people have been blinded by these weapons from midst of 2016 to the end of 2018. Past month, Amnesty International had also launched a report about rights violation in the held territory. It is a fact that, due to India’s awkward handling of the issue, more and more Kashmiris are losing faith in the political process and choosing for an armed struggle to fight for their rights. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal condemned Indian troops in the occupied Kashmir for continued barbarity and urged the United Nations to take action against the rights violations committed by the Indian forces. He stressed that there was no equivalent with Indian Occupied Kashmir with Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, as the latter two were open for foreign visitors. The foreign office asked the UN to take action based on the findings and free the Kashmiris from the continuous attack. The recently launched second report of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights documented the atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Pakistan will honour the holiness of the agreement by not disclosing information to media before time. It appreciated the recently launched second report of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that gave the atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir. In an another report on Kashmir the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has reaffirmed accusations about the rising of human rights violations and the killing of civilians by Indians authorities over the past one year.
Jammu and Kashmir civil society organizations have collected list of deaths of 160 civilians in 2018, which is believed to be the highest number in over ten years. Of the 160 civilians, 71 were killed by Indian security forces, 43 by members of armed groups or by unknown gunmen. The OHCHR report observed that the figures provided by the Indian ministry of home affairs are lower, listing the death of 37 civilians, 238 terrorists and 86 security forces personnel till December 2, 2018. On the other hand Kashmiri civil society groups also mentioned a higher number of deaths of 267 terrorists and 159 Indian security personnel. The OHCHR report also observed that after the Pulwama attack on February 14, there had been an increase in the number of attacks against Kashmiri Muslims living and working in different parts of India. On social media, individuals, journalists and political leaders were creating hatred and brutality against Kashmiri Muslims. India has overstepped records of atrocities in Indian Held Kashmir that even “New York Times” reported “An 18-Month-Old Victim in a Very Old Fight”. Fresh battle in Kashmir is killing and blinding the young as politicians remain not willing to find a valid resolution to the old dispute.
Kashmir, a Muslim majority area, was presumed to be part of Pakistan in percept. The division of sub-continent was segregated into two countries, based on the Muslim majority areas, should be part of Pakistan and Hindu majority areas, should be part of India. Based on this percept, Kashmir was Muslim majority area, but Indian forces entered into Kashmir and tried to capture. When, Pakistani forces resisted and tried to push back Indian Army from Kashmir, the Indian Government went to UN in 1948 and desired resolution. The United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 47, adopted on April 21, 1948, relating the resolution of the Kashmir battle, to hold plebiscite in Kashmir to find the desires of Kashmiris to either join Pakistan or India. Since 1948, India has been torturing Kashmiris. About 800,000 troops with sophisticated weapons and modern tactics are trying to suppress the Kashmiris. India is using all its tricks to control Kashmir. Killings of Kashmiris are a matter of tradition for Indian Army. Children and Women were abused very much. Kashmiris have been reported to be killed by Indian security forces in custody, extrajudicial executions and compelled disappearances, rape of numerous women. Human right violations are stated to be carried out by Indian security forces under total freedom without punishment. Civilians consisting women and children have been killed by Indian security forces. Even infants were not saved. International NGO’s as well as the US State Department have recorded human rights abuses including kidnapping, distress and death penalty carried out during India’s counter-terrorism operations. United Nations has stated serious concerns over large number of killings by Indian security forces. Human Rights groups have also accused the Indian security forces of using child soldiers. Torture has widely been used by Indian security sources. Amnesty International, has stated for the huge number of deaths in custody. Massive graves have been recognized all over Kashmir by human right activists believed to contain bodies of thousands of Kashmiris of compelled disappearances. A State Human Rights Commission inquiry in 2011, has affirmed there are thousands of bullet-ridden bodies buried in unmarked graves in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Of the 2730 bodies uncovered in 4 of the 14 districts, 574 bodies were identified missing locals. The total numbers of unmarked graves were in excess of 6,000. Freedom leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, in a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, alleged human rights violations in the Valley. Guterres expressed concerns over the deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and urged the Indian government to proceed to negotiation table for the resolution of several old conflicts. UN Secretary-General made these remarks ahead of his visit to New Delhi. On the international forum, the head of world’s body suggested conducting frank talks and a peaceful settlement on differences between Pakistan and India. Pakistan was always of the opinion to talk with India and promise this dispute through peaceful dialogue and has offered dialogue several times. India always talks and evading behind several excuses.