Kashmir Council-EU has strongly condemned the recent military forces attacks on unarmed civilians. At least 20 people are dead and 200 injured in Indian-administered Kashmir after clashes between militants and government forces on Sunday. The people came out to protest against the Indian rule. Four civilians were killed when the military forces opened fire on protesters. Indian military forces used pellet guns to control the crowd. Pellet guns have been used to break up protests but most countries do no use them on unarmed civilians.
In a statement Mr. Ali Raza Syed condemned the extrajudicial killing of unarmed civilians; they violate the basic norms of humanitarian law. The extrajudicial killing of unarmed civilians occurs on a daily basis in IHK. The deployment of eight lakhs Indian troops in IHK is a proof of occupation, and the grave human rights violations being committed by the occupation forces. Expressing solidarity with the oppressed people of Kashmir, the Chairman said, we will vigorously continue to support the oppressed people of Kashmir. He appealed human rights organizations and the International Community, including United Nations, must take into account the behaviour and actions committed by the Indian forces. The EU, UN and other international bodies should send fact-finding missions to IHK to play their role, and stop this policy of incentivizing the extra-judicial killings.
Human rights abuses in the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir state are an ongoing issue.