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Assessing Indian war crimes in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Muhammad Akhtar discusses how the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) has become one of the most militarized zones in the world, where the Indian occupying forces have been committing massive human rights violations, which is a question mark on the credibility of the united nation.

On January 5, 1949, the United Nations Commission passed a resolution guaranteeing free and fair plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir so that the Kashmiri people could use their right to self-determination. But, on the contrary, for seventy-two years the people of Jammu and Kashmir still awaits implementation on it. Kashmiris are being subjected to atrocities by Indian occupational forces under Influence of Hindutva ideology.

Indian occupying forces have been committing massive human rights violations, which is a question mark on the credibility of the united nation. Whereas, these violations have been documented in the international media as well as in two reports by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2018 and 2019. In this regard, once again Pakistan released a comprehensive dossier; which is an eye-opener for the champions of world justice and human rights.

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The series of continued atrocities in Kashmir

The part of Jammu and Kashmir that is illegally occupied by India is one of the areas in the world whose inhabitants have been longing for decades to breathe in the open air. The occupied forces of India have inflicted such atrocities on them that once they are thoroughly investigated and the facts come to light, the oppressed people of the occupied valley will face the worst form of state terrorism.

Pakistan has repeatedly provided evidence to the international community of India’s state terrorism, which the international community and international organizations have done nothing but issue condemnatory statements. There are also decades-old UN and Security Council resolutions that have yet to be implemented. Seeing all this, it seems that the international community is not serious about resolving the Kashmir dispute, otherwise, India is not strong enough to stand firm in front of the whole world.

To show the world the real face of India, Pakistan has once again exposed the evidence of Indian war crimes committed in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In this regard, Pakistan has witnessed large-scale war crimes, the genocide of Kashmiris, use of chemical weapons, enforced disappearances, human rights violations, five training camps of ISIS, and fake encounters by Indian occupying forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The dossier contains comprehensive evidence of fake flag operations and the desecration of women.

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The 131-page dossier has three chapters

The first chapter deals with war crimes. The second chapter deals with false flag operations, while the third chapter deals with Security Council resolutions and India’s efforts to change the demography of Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The dossier contains 113 references, 26 of which were taken from international media and 41 from Indian think tanks. Of these, only 14 references belong to Pakistan. This is the most authoritative document in which 3432 cases are related to war crimes.

It should be noted here, While I was reviewing the information in the dossier then I was terrified to learn that, 8,652 mass graves were discovered in 89 villages of 6 districts of Indian illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir out of which 154 graves contained 2, 2 persons while 23 graves contained the bodies of more than 17 persons. Indian forces have set up 239 target cells. Since 2014, 30,000 people from the occupied valley have been subjected to severe torture. In Occupied Kashmir, 231 people were electrocuted. Chemical weapons were also used by India in occupied Kashmir.

Since the Hindutva government came to power in India, human rights violations have increased in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The dossier presented to the media identified 1,128 people who were extra-judicially killed or pellet guns were used against them. The dossier mentions the desecration of women and more than 100,000 properties that were burned which comes under Arson crime. It also mentions fake operations carried out to discredit Pakistan.

The UN Security Council should take note of the serious human rights violations and war crimes in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and investigate. Pakistan pledge that the sacrifices of Kashmiris will not go in vain.

Kashmiris are asking to be the champions of world justice

That what could be more barbaric than that? There was used by India as a weapon of war, but it was not reprimanded. European countries follow a double standard on it. Even, India was given the presidency of the UN Security Council at a time when it was committing serious human rights violations. It is pertinent to mention here that, the World community should keep in mind that today the situation has changed, there is no one to cover up India’s crimes.

This is not the first dossier based on solid evidence and proof of the atrocities perpetrated by the occupying forces of India on the occupied valley and its oppressed people, but also Pakistan has repeatedly provided evidence that India is constantly committing state terrorism. Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has been besieged for the last 777 days and the basic human rights of the oppressed Kashmiris are being denied but the world is not paying attention to it as it should.

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In Conclusion, the international community should take seriously the fact that both Pakistan and India are nuclear-armed countries and India’s policies could pose a threat not only to the region but also to the entire region. The atmosphere that India is creating in the region under its expansionist ambitions will not improve the situation. It will only get worse and it will hurt not only Pakistan but also the whole world.


The Writer is a Freelance Columnist and writes articles in Urdu and English language at Baaghi TV, Daily Islamabad post especially on IIOJK Affairs and other international Issues.  He can be reached at @MAkhter_. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy.