Kashmir- a lifelong tragedy
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The Human Rights infringements are obvious and have been for the past 70 years. Yet, no action has been taken by the governing bodies establishes to "protect us". I am not asking for Kashmiri independence. I am asking for help to stop the brutal violence and injustice against the Kashmiri people. As a Kashmiri who was fortunate enough to escape the brutality and receive a better quality of life, I feel that it is my responsibility to ensure that the lives of my loved ones and my ethnic family are safe. (Please read the figures below)
- I want the UN to step in. To stop the violence. To stop the blinding of hundreds of youths. To stop the massacre of Kashmiri Muslims. It is a long journey that will take time and perhaps, never fully heal, but we need to make it better!
- I want the British Government to step up. A problem caused by the British Empire should be solved by them as well. Right?
I am sick and tired of the treatment of Kashmiris as "second-class citizens" in India. We are Human. We deserve to be treated as such. What is the point fo Human Rights when so many people have their's brutally stripped away.
- Most of all, I want your support. I want your help to make the world a better place. Starting in a place close to my heart. Your help would mean the world to those that have suffered and lost their loved ones. Your support could stop the death of thousands. It could help stop discrimination and spread peace and equality.
Kashmir is a valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the only predominantly Muslim state in a Hindu country, and their religious differences are clear to be seen in the treatment of the Kashmiri people.Once known for its beauty and export goods, Kashmir is now a militarised area with the highest number of pellet gun injuries in the world.
- According to CNN: The separatist violence has killed more than 47,000 people, which does not include people who have disappeared due to the conflict. Some human rights groups and nongovernmental organizations put the death toll at twice that amount. [In the last 2 decades]
- The Guardian: Human rights reports have identified thousands of cases of torture, including shocking techniques such as “simulated drowning, striping flesh with razor blades and piping petrol into anuses”. According to a 2012 report in the Guardian, government documents revealed that one group of security agents had “lopped off the limbs of suspects and fed prisoners with their own flesh”. Five-year-old Zohra – was admitted to a hospital in Srinagar with lacerations to her abdomen and legs. Fourteen-year-old Insha was in the family kitchen when a swarm of pellets pierced her face. She has lost vision in both eyes. In southern Kashmir, four girls, aged between 13 and 18, were shot in their faces last week. The prognosis for the youngest of these, 13-year-old Ifra Jan, “is not good”, a doctor said. It is doubtful that these little girls posed a threat to the military force – estimated at 700,000 soldiers and police – stationed in Kashmir.As the showers of metal pellets were unleashed upon protesters, bystanders and homebound schoolchildren, hospitals in Kashmir began to resemble scenes from the great wars of the 20th century. Rows of beds with blindfolded boys and girls on them, parents waiting anxiously, doctors and paramedics in attendance around the clock. On occasion, police and spies also infiltrated the wards to compile profiles of the injured, in order to place them under surveillance after their release. The wounded were brought in by the dozen, like birds in the hunting season.
- FirstPost: The human rights division of Hurriyat (M) released a report for 2016 that puts the total number of killings in 2016 at 389; 151 civilians, 80 security forces personnel and 158 militants.
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