Tensions in Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan region divided between Pakistan and India but claimed by both in its entirety, have escalated in recent weeks following a decision by New Delhi to downgrade the Indian-administered area’s semi-autonomy.
Pressing upon Pompeo to tell the Indian government “to immediately lift the communications blackout and adhere to international human rights standards in Jammu & Kashmir”, they give instances of how amidst communications blackout there are “increasingly disturbing reports of human rights abuses.”
A daughter of former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir called on world leaders to intervene to help the people of the region, who are facing “economic, humanitarian, psychological and health crises.”
India in the arrogance of power is brutalizing the people of Kashmir, and the fact is it is never going to get any solution and if the people of Jammu and Kashmir are raising the voices against the tyrannical rule of India the killings or the least is Imprisonment as the form of punishment. There are gross human rights violations in Kashmir so India should stop its brutality in Kashmir and as a concerned citizen of the State we request to:
This is the story of Nasir and all other Kashmiris who are far away from their homeland for their jobs and studies. They have been in traumatic condition due to unanticipated lockdown of Kashmir Valley.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addressed his nation and said: “the future of the state would be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people ascertained through a referendum held under the auspices of the UN.”
Shehla Rashid challenges the removal of Section 370 & the J&K Reorganisation Act in Indian High court
A total of seven petitioners including Rashid and Faesal have moved the apex court in challenging the removal of Section 370 of J&K and the J&K Reorganisation Act which has bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
the Monday’s rally was different in that the emotionally charged participants said they wanted both India and Pakistan out of their motherland to pave way for an independent state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Similarly, Pakistan’s pulsating standpoint on the disputed nature of entire Jammu Kashmir, ignoring the decade’s old stand on the human rights situation in Indian administered Kashmir and a new policy to respond only if India eyes on Azad Kashmir speaks the nature of interests both are negotiating through backdoor channels.
Although after the inception of armed insurgency and counterinsurgency in Kashmir in 1989 my parents were confronted with an uncertain future, in which the political fate of Kashmir was unknowable, they sustained their ideals through those difficult times.