Pakistan shares ‘incriminating’ file on Indian atrocities in Kashmir

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned on Sunday that Pakistan had accomplished its file on the Indian forces’ human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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Addressing a press convention alongside National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf and Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, the overseas minister mentioned that Pakistan will share this file with the worldwide group to reveal the Indian authorities, that has deployed 900,000 troopers in Kashmir to oppress the native populace.

The 131-page lengthy file incorporates experiences of 32 human rights watchdogs and 14 experiences by Pakistan in an obvious bid to make sure partiality, the minister informed reporters.

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According to the overseas minister, the file listed “solid proof” of extrajudicial killings by means of faux encounters and false flag operations by the Indian military.

The doc additionally underscored how the Indian authorities had linked Kashmir’s legit battle for independence to terrorism, added Qureshi.

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The ministers demanded of the International group, together with the United Nations and its related Human Rights equipment, civil society organisations, fulfil their obligations in the direction of Kashmiris by taking part in their half to “end the Indian rule of tyranny and oppression”.

“We expect the United Nations to compel the Government of India to allow free access to Special Procedure Mandate Holders of UN Human Rights Council for independent investigations of human rights violations,” Qureshi mentioned through the presser.

Dossier on rights violations

According to APP, the file lined accounts of three,432 instances of struggle crimes wherein 1,178 troops have been discovered to be concerned, together with one main normal, 4 inspectors normal, seven deputy inspectors-general, 5 brigadiers, 31 colonels and 188 majors and captains.

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The FM additionally demanded that the UN document the names of people and items concerned within the mentioned struggle crimes and impose sanctions on them. “We expect EU, the UK and others to impose sanctions on India under their specific global human rights sanction regimes for perpetrating state-sponsored war crimes.”

The doc said that since Indian brutalities largely stay unreported “a comprehensive dossier…has been compiled which underscores that Modi government continues to obliterate Kashmiri indigenous identity’ due to differences in religion, culture, ethnicity and political views.”

The file mentioned that “human rights violations reached epic proportions” after Narendra Modi-led BJP got here to energy. According to the doc, since 1989 over 96,000 extra-judicial killings, round 162,000 instances of arbitrary arrests and torture, over 25,000 pellet gun accidents, rape of 11,250 ladies, round 23,000 ladies had been widowed, whereas over 108,000 youngsters had been orphaned.

The doc additionally supplied particulars of the 8,652 unmarked mass graves that had been recognized in 89 villages of Kashmir.

Another key issue highlighted by Pakistan was the suspected use of chemical weapons by India towards the Kashmiris. It pointed that the our bodies of 37 Kashmiris burnt alive by the Indian troops had been fully past recognition.

The doc mentioned that the usage of chemical weapons was in full contravention to the ‘Chemical Weapons Convention’ and mentioned that it necessitates “an impartial international investigation.”

The file mentioned Kashmiris had been additionally getting used as human shields by positioning ladies and kids within the line of fireplace throughout encounters, making them sleep at navy camps, forcing them to dig minefields and tying youth to navy jeeps.

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Pakistan mentioned India had resorted to the usage of snipers and cluster ammunition to focus on harmless Kashrniris living alongside the Line of Control. As many as 16 Kashmiris, together with a 9 years previous, had been killed by Indian snipers.

India has additionally been violating the worldwide ban on the usage of cluster ammunition, it mentioned, including that in July 2019, India intentionally focused 14 villages alongside the Line of Control with cluster ammunition that precipitated 4 deaths and 14 accidents.

The ministers urged the worldwide group to not present “callousness and apathy towards the Kashmiris”. They mentioned the world should power India to adjust to its worldwide and ethical obligations and permit Kashmiris to train their inalienable proper to self-determination as enshrined in worldwide regulation and the related UNSC resolutions.

Pakistan additionally demanded of the Indian authorities to right away cease human rights violations of harmless Kashmiris; proceed towards perpetrators highlighted within the file and convey them to justice; halt demographic change and apartheid by lifting navy and digital siege; launch all political prisoners; permit unhindered entry of UN to Kashmir.

The file additionally shared the GPS coordinates of 5 ISIS coaching camps. It mentioned one such camp was situated in Gulmarg, three in Rajasthan and one in Uttarakhand. “The latitudes and longitudes of these ISIS camps have been included in the dossier.”

Demographic change

Pakistan additionally highlighted the Indian makes an attempt to vary the demographic construction of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It mentioned opposite to the Geneva Convention, after the introduction of the brand new ‘Domicile Law’ in March 2020, India has already granted over 4.2 million domiciles (31.5% of 13 million inhabitants).

The doc pointed {that a} delimitation fee was constituted in March 2020 with the singular objective to boost Hindu illustration and sure set up of a Hindu chief minister.

Following the amendments in property legal guidelines, all Indians had been now entitled to buy land within the disputed territory with the only goal of changing the proportion of the big Muslim inhabitants right into a minority.

Torture cells

The file identified that six draconian legal guidelines — Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act; Terrorist & Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, Jammu & Kashmir Disturbed Areas Act, Prevention of Terrorism Act, and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2019 — empower the Indian troops to declare anybody a “terrorist and arbitrarily detain without any charge for a period up to 7 years”.

The report mentioned the Indian forces had been subjecting the Kashmiris to the worst sorts of torture. “432 case studies revealed that Indian forces inflicted torture as a tool of intimidation and coercion.”

Since 2014, greater than 30,000 folks have confronted 31 types of torture, together with water-boarding; pressured hunger, sleep deprivation and burning of our bodies.

The report additionally recognized 239 torture cells throughout the occupied area; the vast majority of which have been established in northern Kashmir with 65 camps in Baramula and 53 in Srinagar. Of these 144 had been managed by the Indian Army, 52 by police, 19 by the Indian Special Operations Group and 24 by different companies.

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