The Human rights abusses in Indian Kashmir should not be ignored by the world
The Kashmir Council-EU Chairman Ali Raza Syed said that the systematic human rights violations in Kashmir should not be neglected by the International Community.
He was addressing a conference entitled, “The Alarming Humanitarian Crisis in Kashmir” on the occasion of the UN’s International Day for Tolerance in the city of Stuttgart hosted by Riffat Wani, a prominent Kashmiri human rights activist based in Germany. The conference was also addressed by Karl-Christian Hausmann of UPF, Ms Patricia associated with a German Human Rights organization, Dr Ishaq and Zafar Qureshi from London.
Mr Ali Raza Syd said that 105 days have passed since the people of Kashmir have lost their most fundamental freedoms. The population of 8 million people has been placed under house arrest.
Kashmiris live under harsh conditions without the most fundamental and inalienable rights, such as the right to life, the right to education and health care, the right to move, the right to practice their religion or even the right to bury their loved ones with dignity. The Government of India does not allow acccess to any officals or international organisations such as the UN to assess the situation on the ground. This situation can no longer continue, the voices of the Kashmiri people must be heard.