UN Security Council: Stand with Kashmir

To the United Nations Security Council:

While Kashmiris are struggling for their freedom against India’s aggression, we, a collection of concerned people from all walks of life, are calling on the UN Security Council to take IMMEDIATE action and work to end the Indian blockade of Kashmir and help Kashmiris finally obtain self-determination after seven decades of occupation. Today, Indian occupied Kashmir is the most heavily militarized region in the world, with over 700,000 Indian troops deployed in the region, threatening the safety and autonomy of the Kashmiri people. This conflict is one of the most dangerous flashpoints in the world: we must do everything we can to avoid the risk of escalation between the nuclear-armed Indian and Pakistani forces.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir since the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, causing Kashmir to be split between the two nations — two thirds to India and one third to Pakistan. Because of this, Kashmir’s self-determination and safety has been under attack for seven decades. Indian occupation forces have violated the human rights of Kashmiris, without being held accountable by India and the international community. To date, 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict, 8,000 have disappeared, and countless Kashmiri women have been raped by Indian forces.

While under occupation, Kashmiris had some small protection: Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which granted Kashmir political, economic, and judicial autonomy. But on August 5th, Indian Prime Minister Modi’s ultranationalist government revoked Article 370, stripping Kashmir of its special status and taking away the little autonomy Kashmiris had. Along with this also comes the dissolution of Article 35A, which allows Kashmiris to have resident rights and control over their own physical territory. Now many Kashmiris fear that Hindu nationalists will set up settlements, similar to the illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine, and expedite India’s settler-colonial project.

Since the revocation of Article 370, India has cut off all lines of communication coming into and out of Kashmir, from cell service, to internet, to landlines. Political leaders in Kashmir across the spectrum have been jailed, and the Kashmiri people have been subject to strict curfews by the Indian military. This hides the actions of the Indian military from the international community and sets the stage for an escalation of violence against Kashmir, a dangerous opportunity for tensions between India and Pakistan to escalate to another war, this time with the added threat of nuclear arsenals.

India is enacting a dangerous, nationalistic agenda to further colonize a people that have been living under India’s occupation and whose communities have been terrorized and stripped of their human rights. The UN Security Council must take immediate action to protect Kashmir from this vicious attack, for the human dignity of the Kashmiri people and for the safety of the world population in a nuclearized world.

Sincerely,

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Swastika D
Reema Malik
Elizabeth Soychak
samir sardana
Anbu Raj
Abrar Majeedi
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Faiza Rahman
Ubaid Khokhar
Indrani Chatterjee
Mohammad Ilyas
Bridget Jensen
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Mohammed Touheed
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Ty S
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  • Swastika D
    signed 2019-08-28 02:11:15 -0400
  • Reema Malik
    signed 2019-08-28 00:23:47 -0400
  • Elizabeth Soychak
    signed 2019-08-27 23:48:20 -0400
  • samir sardana
    signed 2019-08-27 22:15:02 -0400
    Kashmir has no special status !


    https://www.livemint.com/news/india/parliament-approves-bill-for-bifurcation-of-j-k-into-two-union-territories-1565067616715.html


    This is the Brain of the Chaiwala !


    He has doomed Hindoosthan and Kashmir ! The Man being a pimp and murderer is using blackmail to coerce the PDP/NC and the Hurriyat – not to start a revolution ! He wants them to go to the Hindoo Judiciary !


    The fool has wiped out the voice of sanity and reason – as the people will lose faith on the PDP/NC and the Hurriyat -unless these rats lead the revolution !


    Hence, the stage is set for ISIS/Al Qaeda/Taliban.Taliban will come in as soon as US exits !


    And that is what Chaiwala wants – he wants to convert Kashmir into a terror state – and then exterminate.


    It is the lynchpin of the Ghazwa E Hind prophecy !


    Kashmir is also owned by China and Pakistan – and so they have a legit right to intervene – by subversion and democracy !


    This is what happens when a son of an ayah is a King !
  • Anbu Raj
    signed 2019-08-27 21:37:42 -0400
  • Abrar Majeedi
    signed 2019-08-27 16:19:22 -0400
  • Rafiq Khan
    signed 2019-08-27 14:57:26 -0400
    Rafiq Khan,Please don’t DISTURB the UNITED NATION SECURITY COUNCIL, they are busy in TRADING and of course the HIGHEST PROFIT is the best deal.
  • Robert Jaffe
    signed 2019-08-27 13:10:55 -0400
    Robert Jaffe
  • Ansar Fayyazuddin
    signed 2019-08-27 11:29:55 -0400
  • Faiza Rahman
    signed 2019-08-27 11:17:50 -0400
  • Ubaid Khokhar
    signed 2019-08-27 10:47:37 -0400
    Let people be heard and initiate a dialogue, stop oppression, there are children, women and sick among millions held captive in Kashmir
  • Indrani Chatterjee
    signed 2019-08-27 10:47:04 -0400
    Indrani Chatterjee
  • Mohammad Ilyas
    signed 2019-08-27 10:40:03 -0400
    I fully support this effort. Kashmir is going through brutal repression and human rights violations by Indian army. UN secretary general must take initiative to stop genocide in Kashmir valley. May God help innocent children, women and every suffering soul in Kashmir.
  • Bridget Jensen
    signed 2019-08-27 10:34:12 -0400
  • Kai C
    signed 2019-08-27 09:52:49 -0400
    Free Kashmir
  • Mohammed Touheed
    signed 2019-08-27 09:37:29 -0400
  • Ali Abbas
    signed 2019-08-27 07:56:55 -0400
  • Jyoti Puri
    signed 2019-08-27 07:27:04 -0400
  • Areej Habib
    signed 2019-08-27 06:23:21 -0400
  • Ty S
    signed 2019-08-27 05:12:23 -0400
    Let Kashmir be for the Kashmiris.
  • Niyati Sharma
    signed 2019-08-27 04:39:28 -0400
    Niyati Sharma
  • ali raza
    signed 2019-08-27 04:24:45 -0400
  • Muhammad Ajmal
    signed 2019-08-27 03:29:25 -0400
    End the blackout
  • Muhammad Ajmal
    signed 2019-08-27 03:27:36 -0400
  • Faiqa Anbreen
    signed 2019-08-27 03:08:31 -0400
  • Sajawal Rehman
    signed 2019-08-27 03:08:24 -0400
    Information blackout in Kashmir says it all.
  • Rifat Mirr
    signed 2019-08-27 02:26:49 -0400
  • Yasir Munir
    signed 2019-08-27 02:23:24 -0400
    Adolf Modi and his RSS goons backed by Indian army must stop the atrocities committed in occupied Jammu & Kashmir and lift the curfew as soon as possible.
  • khurshid awan
    signed 2019-08-27 01:29:43 -0400
  • Angana Chatterji
    signed 2019-08-27 00:33:23 -0400
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