Genocide Watch, A US based organization, has issued an alert for Occupied Kashmir in the wake of India’s ongoing clampdown in the Muslim majority region following revocation of its special status.
The Genocide Watch issued this warning keeping in view the past practices of India in occupied Kashmir. The Indian occupation forces are ready and fully prepared to commit genocide to suppress the resistance. The Genocide Watch has exposed the ugly face of India in occupied Kashmir.
“On August 5, 2019, the President of India revoked the Special Autonomous Status of India Administered Jammu and Kashmir under Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India. India has over 600,000 troops in Kashmir. Movement of people and freedom of the press are restricted. India has cut off internet communications”.
“In 1984, Kashmiri Muslim youth began demonstrations for Kashmiri indigenous self-determination that were crushed by Indian armed forces. Riots destroyed Hindu properties in 1986; armed Muslim insurgents targeted Hindus in 1989; and in 1990, over 100,000 Hindu pundits fled from Kashmir. Human Rights Watch reported that 50,000 people were killed in Kashmir from 1989 to 2006.
The Kashmir State Human Rights Commission has evidence of 2,730 bodies buried in 40 mass graves. The Commission reported over 8000 disappearances. The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society said that by 2016, there were over 70,000 killings, most by Indian forces. Amnesty International reports that disappearances, torture and rape by Indian Army units against Kashmiri Muslims are common”.
The Genocide Watch, which keeps an eye on disputes across the world, gave a brief history of Kashmir in its alert while detailing the reasons which led it to issue the warning.
Explaining the reasons behind issuing the alert, the organization also recalled the Indian atrocities in Kashmir where occupation forces have carried out genocide and massacres, killing people with impunity.
Applying Prof. Barbara Harff’s risk factors for genocide, the following are early warnings of massacres in Kashmir:
Genocide Watch lists Ten Stages of the genocidal process. Now, Kashmir exhibits all those stages, especially when considering India’s current horrendous onslaught on Kashmiri civil liberties, terrorising the entire population, cutting off all of their communication, flouting international laws and UN resolutions.
It also listed the “Ten Stages of the genocidal process” that it said are far advanced:
Genocide Watch called upon the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Kashmir.It is high time for world powers to use their influence to stop Modi from committing genocide in occupied Kashmir. (The material taken from genocide Watch website)
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