Senator Joe Biden
Democrat Presidential Candidate for US Election 2020
Let me congratulate you and all the American nation on your 244 th Independence Day. For a
nation, no day is better than the day of her independence. American nation has a great history of
resistance against foreign occupation and I would, on this day, like to quote the famous words of
Richard Henry Lee of Virginia on 7 th of June 1776 that “ these united colonies are , and of right
ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British
Crown and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought
to be, totally dissolved.”
Let me also express my gratitude on your recent statement condemning gross human rights’
violations, unconstitutional and undemocratic actions and measures being taken by Indian
government in Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir since august 5, 2019.
You are aware of the fact that Narendra Modi’s government in India has forcibly annexed
Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019 violating UN Security Council resolutions and
international law, splitting the region into two union territories. This move practically tumbled
Kashmir into a virtual embargo after communication and internet services were cut off, print
media was silenced, journalists were banded from reporting and all civil liberties were
suspended. All prominent political and pro-freedom leaders were put into prisons. Political
activists, men, women and even children were detained, and health infrastructure came to
standstill. Mr. Muhammad Yasin Malik, the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front and
one of the most prominent, nonviolent and rational voices in Jammu Kashmir state, is
continuously facing the madness and vengeance of Indian government facing fictitious and false
cases fabricated against him. He is continuously suffering in solitary confinement in Tihar jail
New Delhi for last one year being denied of legal and medical assistance. The Indian government
has also denied access to all UN and non-UN humanitarian agencies and civil society
organizations to observe the situation in Jammu Kashmir.
This distressing situation has become worst since the start of covid-19 pandemic. The
government of India is exploiting the pandemic to give a free rein to its military and law
enforcement agencies to suppress fundamental human rights including right to free movement,
peaceful assembly, political dissent and freedom of expression. People are not able to talk to
their loved ones. They are simply cut off from the rest of the world. People are facing
various complexities and access to food, medicines and health facilities, transport,
businesses and jobs is almost denied in many cities, towns and villages of the valley.
Life of common masses has turn out to be very challenging and threatening.
This also has escalated tensions between India and Pakistan on the line which forcibly
divides the Jammu Kashmir state since last 72 years splitting it into Indian and Pakistani
occupied areas. This escalation is again causing severe loss of lives and property of
civilians living at Cease Fire Line (CFL) facing exchange of firing and intense shelling
between two atomic powers on daily basis.
After the recent clashes between India and China in Ladakh region of Jammu Kashmir
state, the entire region is at a verge of a conceivable war masquerading a potential
threat to regional and international peace and security and it could result in destruction
The situation needs your immediate attention. You can compete a vital role to solve this
long-standing issue lingering on the table of UNSC since its birth. Since 1947, The UN
Security Council has passed more than a dozen resolutions to resolve the Issue
according to freely expressed wishes of the people of the state of Jammu Kashmir. The
UNSC has passed resolutions and promised the people of Jammu Kashmir state to
demilitarize and reunite the state as it existed in 1947 and a final settlement based on
freely expressed will of the state subjects.
You can use your good office to compel India, Pakistan and china to restrain, formulate
a dialogue process with the principal party to the issue to permanently resolve Jammu
Kashmir Issue under the supervision of UNSC, release all political prisoners and initiate
a complete withdrawal of their militaries from Jammu Kashmir state followed by a
replacement of UN peace keeping troops till the final and permanent disposition of the
issue according to UN charter and UNSC resolution of August 13, 1948.
The People of Jammu Kashmir state have great expectations towards you. I request
you to give a kind and early attention to those expectations and help them achieve a
permanent peace and stability in the region by making Jammu Kashmir a bridge of
friendship and progress instead of a bone of contention in the region. People of Jammu
Kashmir have every right to be free and live free and they have waited for long time to
be granted the pledged right to decide their own future.
I Thank You again Sir.
Dr Toqeer Gilani,
President Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)
Pakistani Controlled Jammu Kashmir Gilgit Baltistan Zone
Cell # +92-347-078-6373
Email: [email protected]