India urged to end human rights violations in J&K

July 29, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Jammu Kashmir National Independence Alliance (JKNIA) has called upon Prime Minister of India to put an end to gross violation of human rights and crimes against humanity in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a satement issued from London, JKNIA informed that hundreds of British Kashmiri Diaspora community members joined a protest rally organised by JKNIA at Indian High Commission London to protest against killings of peaceful protesters in Gool, Jammu and continued gross violations of human rights in Jammu Kashmir.

The leaders of the Alliance Mahmood Kashmiri Chairman JKNIA, Zahid Lone (JKNAP) , Tehsin Gilani (JKLF) , Sofi Yasin (KFM), Irshad Malik (JKDFP), Mirza Siddique (JKPF), Najib Afsar (KLO), Tahir Bistan (JKPNP, Safder Mir (ABK), Younas Taryabi (KWA) and Afzal Tahir (UKF) handed over a joint memorandum to the Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Sign to Indian High Commissioner in London.

The memorandum stats that we the undersigned representative of the member organisations of Jammu Kashmir National Independence Alliance (JKNIA), civil society and human rights organisations gather here in London today 28 July 2013 in front of Indian High Commission to protest against the killing of innocent fellow citizens of Jammu and Kashmir on 18 July in Gool, Jammu.

We want to convey our deepest anguish and we unequivocally condemn the killings of our fellow citizen by Indian military and paramilitary forces in Gool and elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Although you proclaim to be the head of a government of world largest democracy but your government has been responsible for awarding impunity to the security forces under draconian laws and allow them to arrest, torture and extra judicially kill people in Jammu and Kashmir at their whim. These crimes against humanity under your watch going on for decades and we the people of Jammu and Kashmir member of civilised world deplore your inaction in protecting right to life, liberty and security of persons in Jammu and Kashmir.”

“You cannot and will not be able to hide these heinous crimes of your security forces in Jammu Kashmir. The International community know that presence of over 700,000 troops in Indian Occupied Kashmir which commit crimes such as killing, rape, enforced disappearance on an on-going basis and have made the life of Kashmiris a living hell. Hundreds of unidentified graves – believed to contain victims of unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, torture and other abuses – have been found in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.”

The Indian Government has been using torture as a systematic tool of repression against ordinary citizens in Kashmir to deter political dissent against Indian occupation and control over Jammu Kashmir. There are thousands of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Indian jails and routinely subject to torture to confess crimes they never committed.

The killing of 6 peaceful protesters and injuring dozens on 18 July in Gool, Jammu and putting whole of Kashmir under siege and curfew is yet another example of arrogance and systematic physical and emotional torture your government and security forces are engaged in Jammu and Kashmir.