International Council for Human Rights

    The people of Jammu & Kashmir have now waited several decades to exercise their
    right to self-determination.

    In 1948, the United Nations Security Council passed unanimous resolutions under
    which the people of Jammu & Kashmir are to determine their own future through a
    “fair and impartial plebiscite under auspices of the United Nations”.

    The Government of India has persistently refused to permit the Kashmiris to
    exercise this right.The people of Kashmir, frustrated by India’s force and
    fraud, launched a genuine and popular uprising nearly 14 years ago for freedom
    and peace. Consequently,the Kashmiris sustainedand continue to sustain
    devastation and gross human rights violations inflicted upon them by the Indian
    regular military and paramilitary forces.

    It is an unequal struggle,bearing in mind that Kashmiris are defying the
    third largest army in the world.

    India unrealistically, undemocratic and unlawfully claims the territory of Jammu &
    Kashmir as her “integral part”. But this claim is belied by India herself by
    perpetrating a reign of utter terror in Jammu & Kashmir:

    • No civilized and democratic country stations over 700,000 troops, military, and
    paramilitary forces on the streets, residential areas, shopping centers etc.—as
    India has in occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

    • No civilized and democratic country murders and kills over 90,000 people—as
    India has in the occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

    • No civilized and democratic country detains thousands and thousands of people
    over 10 years without charges or trials—as India has in the occupied Jammu &
    Kashmir.

    • No civilized and democratic country tortures, maims and rapes her people—as
    India has in the occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

    There is one simple reason for all this—the Kashmiris demanding their right to self-
    determination, as promised to them by the international community through the
    United Nations Security Council’s resolutions and the UN Charter.

    The Kashmir Center EU at Brussels and the All Parties Group on Kashmir in the
    European Parliament were able to persuade its committee on Foreign Affairs,
    Human Rights, Common Security and Defense Policy to send an ad-hoc fact finding
    delegation to Kashmir. Following its two visits to both sides of the Kashmir divide as
    well as to the two national capitals of Pakistan and India, the delegation now
    submitted its report to the Foreign Affairs Committee. There are, in total, seven
    recommendations.

    All the recommendations deserve special mention here but in particular
    are the recommendations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human
    Rights, Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Parliament:

    Recommendation #1: We believe that there are three parties which have legitimate
    interest in finding a solution to the Kashmir problem, namely the Indian government,
    the Pakistan government and the Kashmiri people and their representatives, and
    therefore, that all three should be fully involved.

    Recommendation #4: We would propose that a conference involving academics
    and relevant experts from both sides of Kashmir, India, Pakistan, as well as from the
    EU, be held to examine options for conflict resolution.

    Recommendation #6: We would call upon the new Indian government, in the new
    climate, to reconsider its position on UNMOGIP (United Nations Military Observer
    Group in India and Pakistan), and to enable it to properly carry out its UN mandate
    by once again allowing and facilitating equal access for UNMOGIP to the Indian-
    administered side of the Ceasefire Line.

    Recommendation #7: We strongly recommend that the European Parliament’s
    Committee on Foreign Affairs appoint a standing rapporteur on Kashmir.




KASHMIR SITUATION


    India Makes
    Meek Attempt to
    Defend AFSPA
    at UNHRC
    May 27, 2012
 
Left to Right:  Barrister Majid Tramboo, Sardar Mohammad
Anwar Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Y.
N. Kly, Chair, IHRAAM at the Second International
Conference on an International Civil Tribunal and the Right
to Self-Determination.
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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
INTERVENTIONS

23rd Session, May 31, 2013

Women’s Rights Ongoing Abuse in
Jammu and Kashmir*

Landmines in Jammu / Kashmir

Report of UN Special Rapporteur
on the rights to freedom of
peaceful assembly and of
association


22nd Session, March 2013

"India's continued record of
torture"

"Arbitrary detention of minors"

"Condemning the execution of
Muhammad Afzal Guru"