June 15, 2024

Md Jubair: Since 1989, various forms of state terrorism have been part of a deliberate campaign by the Indian army and paramilitary forces against Muslim Kashmiris. It has been manifested in brutal tactics like crackdowns, curfews, illegal detentions, massacres, targeted killings, sieges, burning the houses, torture, disappearances, rape, breaking the legs, molestation of Muslim women and killing of persons through fake encounters.
US House of Representatives Terry Meza participated in a recent event organized by Kashmir Global Council (KGC) and South Asia Democracy Watch in Frisco Texas Ms. Terry Meeza was the chief guest and the symposium was attended by well-known social activist Ms. Beverly Hill, and various political leaders, academics, US media, including young students.
Endorsing her voice for the freedom of Kashmir, Terry Meza said that she is against any form of oppression and stressed the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in keeping with the legitimate aspirations of the people of Kashmir.
She urged the international community, especially the United States, to reach out to the Indian state to end the deliberate politicizing of the justice system and its discriminatory functioning.
Meanwhile, the President of the KGC Farooq Siddiqi stated that the council would continue to bring the issue of Kashmir to the forefront in the corridors of world powers.
After a full day discussion, discourse and deliberation by participants on Kashmir a resolution was passed. The participants were unanimous in agreeing to work on the resolution and carry it to a wider audience in the US Government. The resolution said that;
1. Kashmir Global Council and South Asia Democratic Watch encourage upholding the Human Rights of the people of Kashmir and appeal to allow the UN Human Rights Commission to verify the report compiled by the UNHRC in 2018-19.
2. We pledge to support and facilitate our efforts for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in keeping with the legitimate aspirations of the people of Kashmir.
3. We urge India, to accept the national sovereign rights of the people and arrange the complete withdrawal of her army from Kashmir.
4. We are seriously concerned about the ecological deterioration in the region of which Kashmir constitutes the main factor. In order To maintain and sustain the environmental balance in the area, it is crucial to withdraw 1.3 million armies and their infrastructure, contributing to a significant source of ecological and climatic changes by wanton deforestation and erosion in the Kashmir region, forming a part of the Himalayan range.
5. We believe it is the responsibility of influential countries and institutions to subject both India and Pakistan responsible for the region’s deteriorating ecological and environmental conditions.
6. We endorse the contention of the people of Kashmir to represent their aspirations by themselves.
7. We endorse further the demand of the people of Kashmir to end all forms of terrorism, whether by the state or by the no state actors in Kashmir.
8. We are convinced that India sponsoring communal hatred in Kashmir and dividing Kashmir within their nation.
9. We urge the international community, especially the United States, to reach out to the Indian state to end the deliberate politicizing of the justice system and its discriminatory functioning.
10. We support and appeal to the United States to encourage both India and Pakistan to the initiative undertaken by the Kashmir Global Council to create the Kashmir Senate representing the gross root and non-communal character of Kashmir.

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