IHR bodies should take notice of an Indian planning to put the Kashmiri children in detention camps, says Ali Raza Syed


Brussels,(Parliament Times):   Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed has said, in his recent statement, Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has confessed that New Delhi plans to keep Kashmiri youth and minor children in extra judicial torture camps.

General Bipin Rawat while addressing a conference in New Delhi this week said that young Kashmiri children are being radicalized and they need to be identified and put in de-radicalization camps. In a Press Release issued from Brussels, Chair of KE-EU said, Indian serving General accepted the truth that Indian authorities plan to detain the youth and children under garb of their de-radicalization in the extra judicial torture camps in occupied Kashmir. The statement proves that India will set up Nazi type detention camps in order to torture the Kashmir youth and minors.

He said, this is very shocking news and this confession is enough for opening eyes of the world towards ruthless behavior of Indian authorities with people of occupied Kashmir. Ali Raza Syed said, human right organizations of the world should take serious action of the Indian General’s confession. It is duty of the human rights bodies of the globe to come forward and stop India from the violation of human rights in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Chairman KU-EU also condemned recent statement of Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, the India’s new Army chief that New Delhi reserves the right to “preemptively strike” in Azad Kashmir. Ali Raza Syed said, Indian brutal attitude is main source of escalation of tension in South Asia and irresponsible statements of authorities in New Delhi is a proof of provocation of the confrontation in the region. Chair of KU-EU hailed the recent statement of Chinese Foreign office calling for implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir issue. He said, the issue of Kashmir should be resolved according to the wishes of people of Kashmir as they demand their right to self determination. “There should be a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir under UN Security Council’s resolutions in which the people of Kashmir should freely decide about their political fate,” he emphasized.

He added, Kashmir are struggling for their right to self determination for last seven decades but when India annulled special status of Jammu and Kashmir and started siege of this occupied region in August 2109, hardships of the people have been increased. Siege of Kashmir by the Indian forces caused disconnection of communication links including phone, internet, road transport, other travel facilities and as well as it also affected other parts of the normal life including health, prayers and economy of the people and education of their children. Ali Raza Syed said, we want to remind the world that how much Kashmiris are oppressed. We shall continue our awareness move in Europe until right to self determination of the people of Kashmir. It is important to mention that KC-EU’s awareness campaign continues for many years and most recently, it held two awareness camps in the context in Brussels last week. Chairman KC-EU emphasized that peace and prosperity in South Asia can not be achieved without just resolution of Kashmir issue.

He demanded the international powers specially US and EU that they should keep in mind rights of Kashmiris in their relations with India and impose sanctions on India because of severe violation of human rights in occupied Kashmir. They should pressurize Indian to stop human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir and give right to self determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he demanded.