Islamabad: President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, stated that occupied Kashmir has witnessed a surge in human rights violations by the Indian armed forces, with a recent incident in which three Kashmiri youths were martyred during house-to-house search operations in District Bara Mullah, Kapwara, and other cities. He also mentioned the suspension of internet and mobile services in occupied Kashmir, which aids the Indian government in carrying out its oppressive policies.
Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry urged the global community to play an active role in ending India’s tyranny and oppression in occupied Kashmir. He emphasized the importance of exposing India’s sinister intentions and actions on the international stage, especially as Narendra Modi’s government may resort to false flag operations or aggressive tactics in the upcoming Indian elections. It is crucial to raise the voice of the Kashmiri people effectively on various international platforms and unmask India’s nefarious designs in the region.
In this context, overseas Kashmiris, especially those residing in the United Kingdom, should take on a role in bringing international attention to the ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir and advocating for a resolution to the Kashmir issue. They should confront India’s policy of Hindutva and state-sponsored terrorism diplomatically and assertively on the global stage.
Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry stated that as long as occupied Kashmir remains under Indian domination, the Kashmiri people will not compromise on their rights. Therefore, it is imperative for the world to uphold the right to self-determination for the people of Kashmir in accordance with United Nations resolutions.
He called upon the international community to take note of India’s massive human rights violations in occupied Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when India revoked the region’s special status. India’s attempts to alter the demographic composition by issuing fake domiciles to over 40 million non-resident Hindus and changing the administrative divisions in the region to facilitate the appointment of a Hindu Chief Minister should be strongly condemned.
In such circumstances, while India has escalated its oppression and brutality in occupied Kashmir, the international community should intervene and put an end to human rights abuses. Overseas Kashmiris, particularly those in the UK, should lead efforts to raise the Kashmir issue vigorously and garner global attention toward the ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir. British Parliament and other forums should also play their role in advocating for the right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people, as stipulated in United Nations resolutions.