The People of Kashmir demand a full inquiry, a War Crimes Tribunal and self determination.

The People of Kashmir demand a full inquiry, a War Crimes Tribunal and self determination.

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Shagufta Khan started this petition to Human Rights Council (United Nations) and

For decades, the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir have suffered persistent human rights violations at the hands of the Indian authorities and the Army. Over the years, numerous leading human rights groups like Amnesty International have been heavily critical of India. Media stories/reports are featured here. A documentary made by Channel 4 can be seen here.

In April 2016, a US report stated "There were few investigations and prosecutions of human rights violations arising from internal conflicts.”  The abuses range from mass killings, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and sexual abuse to political repression and suppression of freedom of speech. Nothing has been done about the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which is used to kill innocent civilians without trial or judgment. India cannot continue to hide behind the AFSPA anymore. Thousands of lives have been lost. 

Moreover, the population are demanding the right for self determination as mandated by the United Nations resolutions. There appears to be a dictatorship as opposed to a democracy at present. The Indian government continues to suppress the freedoms of opposition parties. 

Civilians are brutally punished if they are seen to challenge or campaign against the oppressive occupation. Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India has taken to shutting off internet services intermittently, so that civilians cannot communicate with the outside world. 

It is for all these reasons that India must be held accountable for these human rights violations. Civilians have suffered since the 1990s without any assistance from international bodies. We would therefore like the Human Rights Council to take account of the evidence with a view to mounting an investigation into the serious oppression and human rights violations suffered by the people of Kashmir. 

Jan. 1989 to March 31, 2016
Total Killings 94,332
Custodial Killings 7,043
Civilians Arrested 133,387
Structures Arsoned/Destroyed 106,063
Women Widowed 22,810
Children Orphaned 107,556
Women gang-raped / Molested 10,176
Enforced Disappearances 10,000 +

Update 2016. 

Clashes broke out following the death of a Kashmiri freedom fighter. India placed Kashmir under curfew, removed all communications and shut down any opportunity for a international civil remedy. The local Civil Society made this plea to the United Nations for intervention. 

India has since blocked all intervention by the UNHRC. Please though support this petition for the people of #KASHMIR. 

Update 2018

The UNHRC issues it's first ever report following this campaign . Please access it here  . We claimed victory on stage 1 of this petition reaching 26,000 signatories. 

The 2019 Update of the report can be downloaded here 

Update 2019

We reopened the petition requesting a full inquiry by the Human Rights Council,  a UNSC referral to the International Criminal Court for a War Crimes Tribunal and allocation of a mediator for self determination.

2018 is the fatal year for Jammu & Kashmir with 586 killings 160 of them are civilians rest are from armies and the resistance fighters. The calculations recorded from 2008 to 2018 are 4059 killings.
1890- resistance fighters
1081- civilians
1088- army

Indian government imposed shutdown/ blocked of internet to respected areas where their operations are on. The data listed 108 times. 108 times of blockade.

On 2018 also there were 31 kids killed which the indian government claim as "collateral damage" a long with other civilians. 274 of CASO (cordon and search operations) recorded that ended the indian army burning live stocks and houses of Kashmiri civilians.

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