International Human Rights Day is celebrated by the United Nations on the 10th of December every year to maintain human dignity at the global level and to raise awareness among people about human rights.
Recognizing religion and language, preventing the violation of human rights, creating a sense of responsibility in the people, and especially women and children to provide awareness about their rights. The United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, in its resolution 317 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved.
The United Nations first organized the celebration of this day as Human Rights Day by inviting all members and interested countries in 1950. Human rights have been defined by the World Organization as: “The same standard should be established for all individuals and nations”.
The UN Charter of Human Rights consists of a preamble and thirty articles, covering freedom of expression, assembly, movement, and religion. On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, seminars, conferences, and programs are organized to highlight the importance of this day. So that human rights organizations and international organizations take notice of violations occurring anywhere. Today, when International Human Rights Day is being celebrated around the world, the Indian forces in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are continuously flouting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Occupied Kashmir is the only region in the world in which the Indian occupying forces The worst violations of human rights committed by neither any institution nor any human rights organization have taken full notice of it. For the past 75 years, the Indian occupation forces have been violating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the occupied territory and have been brutally killing and arresting Kashmiris regardless of age and gender for demanding the right to self-determination, while torturing them. And it is being humiliated. On August 5, 2019, after the termination of the special status of Kashmir by the Modi government, human rights violations intensified, and the occupied valley turned into the world’s largest prison. The shadow of fear in the valley still persists and the occupying Indian army has made life miserable for Kashmiris. The situation in the valley is still tense, while the shortage of food and medicines also persists in the valley.
But still, the Modi government is unable to suppress the freedom struggle of Kashmiris and the series of protests against the occupying Indian army in the valley continues. There is still a severe shortage. In occupied Kashmir, Kashmiris are being subjected to atrocities and worst violations by the Indian occupying forces as a reward for demanding their basic birthright. An example of this is not found in the world. Every tactic is being used to oppress innocent Kashmiris.
10 lakh Indian forces equipped with the latest weapons are making the lives of innocent Kashmiris miserable. Children, old people, young people, men and women, no one could escape from Indian aggression. The thought of such brutal torture on children makes one cringe. 18-month-old Haba Nisar was hit by pellet guns and injured. Neither international conscience will wake up nor international human rights organizations will act on this newborn girl. Under the black laws, Kashmiri youths are kidnapped and martyred in fake encounters. The black laws and policies made by the Indian government are inhuman. Atrocities, extra-judicial killings, abductions, and rapes provide justification for India.
The UN Human Rights Commission’s report on India’s crimes against innocent Kashmiris is a welcome step after a long period of silence. It was clearly stated that India is committing human rights violations against innocent Kashmiris and other minorities in Occupied Kashmir. The Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also reiterated the same demand that India stops violating human rights in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and gives Kashmiris the right to self-determination under the UN resolutions. They have completely failed to implement the report and stop India’s human rights abuses.
According to a report by Kashmir Media Service, Indian soldiers have martyred 96,160 innocent Kashmiris since January 1989 in their ongoing operations of state terrorism. Out of which 7 thousand 280 were martyred in custody, as a result of these martyrdoms 22 thousand 953 women widows and 1 lakh 7 thousand 900 children became orphans. According to the report, during this period, Indian soldiers violated 11,256 women and damaged 1,10,500 residential houses and other buildings. The report said that Indian soldiers and police personnel have also made more than 9,000 Kashmiris go missing during detention. Thousands of school-going Kashmiri boys and girls were injured by pellets fired by Indian forces, while 19-month-old Haba Jan, 10-year-old Asif Ahmed Sheikh, 16-year-old Aqib Zahoor, 17-year-old Ulfat Hameed, 17-year-old Bilal Ahmed were injured.
Dozens of children, including Butt, Insha Mushtaq, nineteen-year-old Tariq Ahmed Gujri, and nineteen-year-old Faizan Ashraf Tantre, lost their sight completely due to the pellet. According to the report, the lives of Kashmiris have been badly affected due to the continuous search and siege operations. And due to the sieges of the Indian army, the economy of the occupied area has been badly damaged. All Party Hurriyat Conference Chairman Musrat Alam Butt, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Asia Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen, Fahmida Sufi, Naeem Ahmad Khan, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Pir Saifullah, Merajuddin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar. , Amir Hamza, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, Feroze Ahmad Khan, Dr. Muhammad Qasim Faktu, Zahoor Vitali, Ghulam Muhammad Butt, Syed Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Yousaf, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Engineer Rashid, Hayat Ahmad Butt. A large number of Hurriyat leaders, activists, youth, and human rights activists, including human rights activist Khurram Pervez and journalist Asif Sultan, are locked up in various jails in the occupied territories and in India under black laws.
The occupying administration has placed Hurriyat Forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest since August 5, 2019, and is not allowing him to engage in political activities even to offer Friday prayers and address people there at Jama Masjid Srinagar. It is also being stopped. Black laws are being used for the genocide of innocent Kashmiris. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is deeply concerned about the arrest of Khurram Pervez, a leading defender of human rights in India’s illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, under the black law “UAPA”. India’s top anti-terrorism investigative agency arrested Khurram Parvez, a leading human rights activist in Occupied Kashmir, after raiding his home and office.
The leadership of the fascist Indian government is increasing its state terrorism day by day in the illegally occupied Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir with the aim of suppressing the legitimate struggle of Kashmiris for the right to self-determination. A new series of barbaric atrocities is being repeated in Kashmir and the martyrdom of innocent people in fake encounters by Indian soldiers has become a routine in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP-led Indian government is using terrorism as a weapon to intimidate Kashmiris and push the agenda of Hindutva in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, but Indian atrocities cannot break the resolve of Kashmiris because of these atrocities. The freedom spirit of Kashmiris becomes stronger.
It is the responsibility of human rights organizations to raise their voice against the barbaric acts of India in the occupied territory and to force the world to take concrete steps to end Indian atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Systematic genocide and massacre of Kashmiris are going on in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and all the actions of India on 5th August are illegal, and tyrannical, use of pellet guns on innocent Kashmiris, arrests, and extrajudicial killings should be investigated. The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner should form a Commission of Inquiry under the United Nations to investigate the worst violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the international community, including the United Nations, should put pressure on India to resolve the Kashmir issue. Grow up and play your true role. There is no justification for the silence of the international community on the violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir.
The silence of the international community on the martyrdom of innocent Kashmiris and the continuous curfew is tantamount to killing justice. The right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir cannot be suppressed by oppression and oppression. The people of Kashmir have rekindled the freedom movement with their blood. International human rights claimants know why the violations of human rights are not seen in occupied Kashmir. There is one soldier for every 4 people. Kashmiris are being targeted through various black laws. Although the Kashmiris’ position is clear and blunt. What they are demanding. The right to self-determination is the fundamental right of Kashmiris, for which they are sacrificing their lives. This issue of Kashmir has been declared controversial in the resolutions of the United Nations. But India is trying to suppress the right of self-determination of Kashmiris under the auspices of the international community. The struggle of Kashmiris is a line for freedom. For which they sacrificed their youth. Now the fourth generation of Kashmiris is being sacrificed.
In its report, the United Nations Human Rights Commission described the human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir as serious and wrote that Kashmiris have been suffering for the past several years. They have been suffering from the worst human rights violations for decades. Now it is the responsibility of the international community and human rights organizations to raise their voice for Kashmir on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on December 10 and take notice of the atrocities committed by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. Do your part to bring about self-determination.
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