Atrocities in Kashmir & Indian obduracy:
Recently, Amnesty International, in its report titled ‘A Lawless Law’ has termed the Public Safety
Act (PSA) as a ‘lawless law’ and asked the state government to repeal it. Amnesty International flayed the authorities
for using administrative detention as “a tool to hold hundreds of people each year without charge or trial in order
to keep them out of circulation.” Also notes that the “state officials often implement the Public Safety Act in
an arbitrative and abusive manner… Detaining authorities fail to provide material on which the grounds of detention
are based to detainees or their lawyers. Detainees can approach (often successfully) to the High Court to quash their order
of detention, but Amnesty International’s research clearly shows that the J&K authorities consistently thwart the
High Court’s orders for release by re-detaining individuals under criminal charges and or issuing further detention
orders, thereby securing their continued incarceration.’’
Amnesty International further says that many
of the people detained under the PSA without charge or trial for periods of two years or more may have committed no recognizably
criminal offence at all. “Under the PSA, detention can be justified for undefined acts “prejudicial to the security
of the State” and for extremely broadly defined acts “prejudicial to the maintenance of public order. The possibility
of detention on such vague and broadly defined allegations violates the principle of legality required by Article 9(1) of
the International Covenant on civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which India is a party.”
rights are violated on large scale in the so-called world’s largest democracy. To crush the Kashmiri Liberation movement,
India has employed various techniques including black laws. Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), Terrorist and Disruptive Activities
Act 1990 (TADA) and Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1990, (AFSPA) are enforced in Kashmir despite the fact that they contravenes
the Indian Constitution and international law. These laws violate the basic human rights such as right to life, the right
to liberty and security of the person and the right to remedy. The Armed Forces (Jammu & Kashmir) Special Powers enforced
on 10 September, 1990 authorized even a non-commissioned officer to search any place, fire at any person (and kill), or arrest
on the basis of suspicion. TADA gives security forces and armed forces special powers for unauthorized administrative detention
without formal charges or trial for up to one year. Under POTA, any person can be put into prison for not disclosing the information
that can prevent an act of terrorism.
In Kashmir, there is one soldier for every twenty people. There are 5,00,000
armed troops, 3,00,000 army men, 70,000 Rashtriya Rifle soldiers, 1,30,000 central police forces as against the total population
of 1 crore. In the past 20 years, a generation of Kashmiris has grown with soldiers at every street corner “often even
in their living rooms”. The grievance of the people is that instead of confining the role of the military and security
forces to that of external defence and as against militants, it is regularly and continuously used for domestic repression;
and as Professor Hameeda Nayeem says : “that has transformed the Indian state into a source of deep insecurity for the
citizens – as instruments of the persistent violator of human rights and converted the Indian military into an illegitimate
agent of repression. Both in turn seriously undermine the democratic credential of the state.” This excessive militarization
has resulted in wiping out all space for the exercise of democratic rights by the people, the result being terrorization of
the people at large. This has resulted in ruthless action on all dissent, and at the same time the military indulges in acts
of violence against people with impunity.
Human rights organizations are routinely denied permission to investigate
in a free manner. Media-men are being attacked and arrested. Humanitarian relief is limited as external agencies are not being
allowed to provide medical assistance and other relief materials. Many cases of human rights violation stem from abuse of
power under repressive laws and police/army brutality unleashed against the Kashmiri people. They are taken into custody for
acts that are legitimized by international human rights standards of free speech, freedom of association and assembly, and
freedom of the press. The Indian government’s failure to account for these abuses and to take rigorous action against
its forces responsible for murder, rape and torture speaks volumes of its fake posture of secular and democratic state. These
atrocities are true reflection of its policy of condoning human rights violations by the Indian security forces in Kashmir
that needs to be addressed, the sooner the better.
China Separate Visa For Kashmiris,
A Step To Travel Freedom.
The Chinese embassy here has recently issued stamped visas to Indian occupied Kashmiris
on a separate sheet of paper and not on their passports.
The visas were stamped on separate papers and not on passports; a practice started recently
in the case of those hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing says is a disputed territory.
The action with regard
to Kashmiri travelers is seen as an attempt by China to question status of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India.
It is great pleasure for all citizens of Kashmir that the Chinese embassy is issuing stamped visas to some citizen
of Kashmir on a separate sheet of paper and not on their passports . This type of separate visa
gave more encourage to the people of Kashmir and make new dimensions to travel freedom.
Kashmir is disputed territory. India is in violation of many UN resolutions that call for plebiscite on Kashmir. In
fact the incorporation of Kashmir into Indian Territory via the Indian Constitution is illegal without the holding of a plebiscite.
China appears to be simply acknowledging that Kashmir is disputed territory, and formatting its visa regime to suit.
Separatist leaders say
that China’s decision to issue visas to Kashmiris on separate sheets reflects Beijing’s recognition of Kashmir
as disputed territory.
Kashmir, where tens
of thousands of people have been killed since an anti-India insurgency broke out in 1989, is divided between India, Pakistan
India controls around
45 percent of the former princely state, Pakistan around a third and China the rest, a largely uninhabited slice of high-altitude
EVENTS CAUSE THEIR SHADOW BEFORE…..KASHMIR IS BREAKING FROM THE INDIAN CLUTCHES…
The visa issue is very
simple…China considers Kashmir as disputed territory like India considers Tibet as disputed territory. The only difference
is that there is no Un resolution in Tibet but a series of UN resolutions on Kashmir suggest a disputed land. Why is the India running away from truth? Kashmir will be
an independent country one day like it was before 1947.
China has taken a very
much good decision to issue separate visas for Kashmiri nationals. Kashmir has been struggling for its freedom from last 60
Years. Indian Army has forcedly occupied Kashmir. If India claims Kashmir as integral part why Indian Army Killed more than
one lakh innocent Kashmiris in the region. Indian army have to stop Killing now
innocent Kashmiris. This is a bitter truth which all Indians Know that Kashmir Was separate Nation. In short I appreciate
this decision of CHINA. I hope all Nations of the World will help us to set KASHMIR FREE FROM INDIA
China has rightly issued
visas on a separate piece of paper, as Kashmir does not belong to India. India has forcedly occupied Kashmir. Kashmiris have
been rightly struggling for its independence for last 60 years. One day or the other Kashmir will be a new nation. The sooner
the India and its citizen accept this, the better. We are Kashmiris and I know this. We thank China for this step
This is for the kind
information of those ignorant people, who I think don’t know true history of Jammu Kashmir. I want to clear one thing
especially for the Indians that I am a Kashmiri national and will always appreciate moves like Chine did while issuing separate
visas to Kashmiris.
One thing is clear that Jammu Kashmir is not part of India and the state will never become part of
India, which I think is a rough state which always suppressed the neighbors besides its own population in occupied territories
of the Jammu Kashmir and other states.
We are thankful
to world’s emerging power China as well as the 56-nation Organization of Islamic Conference, which always supported
Kashmiris in their struggle for the national independence. We appreciate China for its courageous decision to issue separate
visas to Kashmiris.
Kashmir is an internationally recognized Disputed territory as per UN resolutions.
China is doing the
right thing here, meanwhile the biggest democracy in the world can keep 2/3rds of its standing army in 1 occupied state out
of 27 other states and claim it is integral part of India, yea right. (A Blog of Different Comments).
Jammu Emigrants And State Jammu & Kashmir Citizen Are Waiting
To Open New Crossing Point
Chumb-Jorrian On Line of Control.
Let India-Pakistan Open Chumb-Jorrian Crossing Point As Soon As Possible.
dispute could not be solving between India-Pakistan after the partition of subcontinent since1947. A unit of State Jammu &
Kashmir had divided into two main parts in subcontinent division. One part of State Jammu & Kashmir under the control
of Government of Pakistan is called Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas. Another
part of State Jammu & Kashmir under the control of Indian Government is called Indian Occupied Kashmir including Jammu
(45% population) Kashmir Valley (53% population) and Ladakh (2% population). China
was occupied Aksai Chan (part of Ladakh) during India-China war in 1962. Some
parts of Northern Areas were also handed over to China.
Kashmiri families were also divided in different parts
of State Jammu & Kashmir with its own division. Son in Azad Jammu & Kashmir
and parents in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Sister in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and brother in Indian Occupied Kashmir, grandfather’s
family in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and maternal grandfather’s family in Indian Occupied Kashmir, home in Azad Jammu
& Kashmir and property in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The meetings of divided
Kashmiri families have essential in the presence of such cultural, religious and blood relations.
The temporary cease-fire line was marked on July 27th, 1949. Cease-fire line also called Line of Control. Kashmiries of both side of LOC have right to free travel in
all parts of State Jammu & Kashmir, according to UN Resolution on Jan 5th, 1949.
There shall be freedom of press, speech, and assembly and freedom of travel in the state including freedom of lawful entry
and exit. ”
(Appendix UN Resolution Jan 5th, 1949 S/1196, Para 51,7 b)
India was also accepted UN Resolution on Jan 5th, 1949. India had been allowing Kashmiries of both parts
of Kashmir through entry permit to free travel on ancient passes located on LOC since up to 1956. India was violated UN Resolutions and human rights in 1956 and closed ancient roots on LOC through cancellation
of entry permit. In the result of this decision, Kashmiri divided families had been bounded in both parts of LOC since long
But another hand, number of Kashmiri emigrants gradually increased during India-Pakistan war in 1947, 1965, 1971. Majority of Kashmiri emigrants was populated in Punjab cities nearby Azad Jammu &
Kashmir border. Mostly Kashmiri emigrants were belonged from Jammu Division where
majority population was Hindu and Sikh. Kashmiri emigrants belongings from Jammu was settled in Bhimber, Mirpur and Kotli
Districts of Azad Kashmir and other cities of Pakistan like: Gujarat, Jhelum, Gujranawala, Sialkot, Mureed Kay, Jhang, Chakwal,
Rawalpindi and Karachi.
Table of Kashmiri Emigrants Belongings From Indian
Many Valley Kashmir emigrants were come in Azad Kashmir when indigenous freedom movement again started in Indian Occupied
Kashmir since 1988. But they had not right to free travel across the LOC. Because
India was freeze their right of free travel in the State Jammu & Kashmir under UN Resolution. So millions Kashmiries families
member had to divide in different parts of State Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmiri
emigrants had strong wish to see snapshot and listen sound of their relatives. The
village Keren is located on the bank of Neelum River in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. There
are Neelum River shows the sign of LOC. Divided Kashmiri families members use
to come here often, wish to see highlight of their relatives on prefixed time. They
have to face many difficulties to meet their relatives in anyway. There are also poor telecommunication facilities between
India Occupied Kashmir and Azad Kashmir. Kashmiries of Indian Occupied Kashmir have to face much more difficulties to get
Indian passport. It is impossible to get Indian passport for Kashmiries. If Indian Government issues the passport, it takes long period about five to seven
years. Indian Government is also stamping special stamps on the Kashmiries passport
to confine them.
bus service has been started since April 7th, 2005. But very little numbers of passenger can be facilitating through
this bus service. The passengers, those arrival destinations are Jammu, Rajauri, Akhnoor and Poonch have to travel more than
eighteen hours. The long journey of this root is seasonally difficult and other
factor is high mountains area. Ice sliding and land sliding are the main causes
to block the road. So there are also other demands to open short, safe and secure
root too like Jammu-Mirpur root on Chumb-Jorrian crossing point on LOC. It is
easy travel root for majority of Kashmiri emigrants resident in Mirpur Division, Punjab and other parts of Pakistan.
There are two capitals of Indian Occupied Kashmir depend on season. Summer
season capital is Srinagar and winter season capital is Jammu. Jammu is the second
largest and well-known city of Indian Occupied Kashmir. Jammu has also importance for its geographically position. Many major
cities of Punjab are nearby Jammu like Sialkot (only 30 kilometers). The less slope area, plain area and famous cities of
Azad Jammu & Kashmir are not also far away from Jammu city. Mirpur is international city of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Mirpur is also called “Birmingham of Asia”. The distance between
Jammu and Mirpur cities is about one hundred kilometers. Jammu-Mirpur root via
Chumb-Jorrian is famous way in ancient time. The mostly part of this famous road
is well existing across the LOC. The broken bridge of Tawi River on LOC divides
both parts of the road. Mirpur-Jammu road is totally ice and land sliding free. There are not seasonal effects on these cities; whole the year temperature is suitable.
Another fact is that majority of Kashmiries emigrants are settled nearby this root. The nearby cities of Jammu-Mirpur road
are Akhnur, Udhampur, Rajauri, Poonch, Noshehra, Bhimber, Mirpur, Kotli, Jhelum, Gujarat, Sialkot, Gujranawala, Mureed Kay,
Rawalpindi, and Lahore etc. About two millions Jammu emigrants families members are living in these cities. Journey to Mirpur and Jammu from these cities is easily available, rapidly and better. This root can be
expanding in future because it is cheap, easy, and plain. It can keep permanently open whole the year. It is also analysis for last one year that majority of passengers have arrived Muzaffarabad through Srinagar-Muzaffarabad
bus service is belongings to Rajauri and Poonch. Rajauri and Poonch are not far
away from Jammu. Noshehra, Akhnur, Poonch and Udhampur are located short distance
from Jammu. And majority of Jammu emigrants are also belongings from these cities.
Mirpur is more
important city because it is very near to eight entry points (out of eleven) of Punjab-Azad Kashmir border. Jammu-Mirpur bus
service via Chumb-Jorrian crossing point not only will be meet the divided Kashmiries families but also make a historical
change in the region. Opening of Chumb-Jorrian crossing point also provide strong base to the peace process between India-Pakistan.
International community should be put pressure on India to open Chumb-Jorrian crossing point under human affection. India and Pakistan should take necessary steps to open Chumb-Jorrian crossing point
in the favour of two millions Jammu emigrants. (The End)
Greece Must Give Residience Papers And Equal Rights To Illegal
Govt has made hard and insufficient emigrations laws for illegal emigrants. These emigrations laws have increased
problems of illegal emigrants in Greece. They have to leave Greece. These emigrants are
paying strong role in Greece economics from last two decades. Recently in Greek, amendments in emigration
laws are showing racism and prejudice against illegal emigrants. Greece are creating new difficulties for illegal
emigrants instead of reduce pre-exist problems of illegal emigrants. Such Greece behaviour to
illegal emigrants is clearly injustice, racism, inequality and human rights violation. Greece must cancel or amend
such a black laws and give more relief and flexibility to achieve a legal
Greece residence papers. Only twenty thousands
illegal emigrants have given residence papers out of 0.5
million applicants. Due to hard emigration laws, very less applications have approved in this open
emigration period. Greece existing policy clearly shows that it does not like
emigrants more stay in Greece. Other hand emigrants were hoped that Greece must give residence papers
to all applicants. This time total 1.15 millions number of illigal emigrants are living in Greece. And Greece should
give half of them
papers and legal living or work status. In addition Greece has also increased fee upto nine hundred
Euro for five year stay papers. This fee is also so high as compare to other countries. According to Greece
correspondence, illegal emigrants have taken strong role in Greece economics. This
time eleven percent emigrant’s manpower is making visible efforts in Greece economics.
To meet the current situations, Greece have to need make soft emigration laws and give legal status to all illegal emigrants
according to human affection. Greece must obey international laws of emigrant and make urgent steps to solve
such a difficult situations. This time many international
rights organizations, Albanian, Sudan Ian, Pakistanis and other countries citizen have protest in Athens against these hard
immigration laws. Greece must control the human traffic and give legal status to all illegal emigrants present still in
Greece. (The End)
Indian Forces Human
violations in Occupied Kashmir in last 22 years ( from Jan 1989 to April 2010)
kashmiries arrested in fake references. 1,17,057
houses and shops were wracked or demolished 105,841
- Women widows
innocent citizen killed
killed in under custody in fake encounters 6,967
gang-raped / Molested
Pakistan and India must open Chumb Jorian-Jammu Crossing Point
There are 2.5 million kashmiries
migrate are living in Jammu sector of Azad Jummu & Kashmir and Pakistan. A majority of kashmiries
migrates in these big cities Barnala, Mirpur, Jutlaan, Dadyal, Jhelum, Gujrat, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Sialkot, Gujranwala,
and Lahore etc. These all cities have low distance from this crossing time. Kashmiries want to cross LOC only on
entry permit. Pakistan and India make it possible as soon as possible and open Chumb Jorian-Jummu crossing point.
A large number of kashmiries are waiting its opening but Pakistan and India still have not make sufficient steps to open this.
Make urgent steps to open it for the peace process and make LOC a soft line.
(Voice Of Kashmiries)