Qazi Mizan: The world is observing International Day of Peace, today, but the peace is something quite unknown to the peace-loving Kashmiris who are facing the worst state terrorism let loose by India on people in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir for the past 75 years.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service in connection with International Day of Peace, today, cited the victims of the Machil, Shopian and dozens of fake encounters, custodial and Judicial killing while the martyring of top resistance leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in police detention and Syed Ali Gilani under house detention and said that such incidents mock the global celebration of the peace day.
The report maintained that 21 September is dedicated to the global peace, but the Kashmiris continue to suffer under brutal Indian occupation while the same continues to elude South Asia for the past more than seven decades due to the free license enjoyed by India to carry out massacre of the Kashmiri people with impunity.
Indian troops, the report adds, are using brutal force including torture against the Kashmiris on daily basis in IIOJK. “Ordinary Kashmiris are forced to live under iron siege while Indian forces’ actions are no less than a holocaust in the occupied territory.” The report deplores the silence of the world community over situation in IIOJK since abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A and turning of the IIOJK into a big concentration camp by the BJP/RSS backed Modi government and stepped up its state terrorism in IIOJK.
Over four thousand Kashmiris including APHC leadership, men and women, youth, journalists and human rights defenders are facing illegal detentions in jails in IIOJK and India.
It maintained that Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel are involved in war crimes in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir and urged the world and peace loving community not to remain a silent spectator on Indian brutalities as war crimes committed by Indian forces in IIOJK pose a challenge to the global community.
The report called for bringing Indian PM Narendra Modi and his henchmen to book and prosecution of Indian troops for committing war crimes against innocent Kashmiris.
On the International Day of Peace, today, the report drew the attention of the world community towards the sufferings of caged and suppressed Kashmiris who are waiting for global community’s help. While reminding the world that India continues to remain a stumbling block in the way of peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute, the report stressed that Narendra Modi led fascist Indian government and its regime must be held accountable for its crimes in Kashmir, which has become the biggest open air prison on planet earth, today.
Meanwhile, the APHC leaders Abdul Ahad Parra, Zamrooda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Dr Musaib, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League General Secretary Dr Qayum in their separate statements issued in Srinagar in connection with the World Peace Day strongly condemned the prolonged illegal detention of Kashmiri political prisoners. They said the killings and arrests of innocent people depicted the worst situation of IIOJK.
They warned that India was endangering the peace in the region by resorting to the nefarious tactics to change the demographic composition of the occupied territory and creating an atmosphere of war with the neighboring countries.