UN has released the 3rd JKCHR document as UN General Assembly document NGO6 on the Human Rights situation in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir” (IIOJK).
The document has asked the Human Rights Council that:
“To influence the human rights situations the Council has to re-set its compass, re-orient its priorities and help the people who have been severely hit by the violation of human rights.”
The Document has highlighted that
(1) That “Human Rights Council has at hand a situation far different to what it has known from the June 2018 and July 2019 reports of the High Commissioner. Human Rights Council has to consider the alert expressed in para 40 of OHCHR report of June 2018 in respect of the presence of 500,000 to 700,000 Indian troops that have made Kashmir “one of the most militarised zones in the world” against the increase in the number of these forces on 5 August 2019 to around 900,000.”
(2) That “On 5 August 2019 Government of India decided to confer upon itself power and rights in regards to the part of the State of Jammu and Kashmir mandated to its ‘sacred trust’, to which it is not entitled. It has deprived people of the territory of rights which they have been guaranteed. The terms of the provisional instrument of accession of 26 October 1947 and the UN template on Kashmir first created on 6 January 1948 (S/636) make Indian action unlawful and without any merit.”
(3) On their way to the right to equality and self-determination as agreed at the UN Security Council, the people of Indian administered part of Jammu and Kashmir, have been stripped of “all human rights, civil, political, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” on 5 August 2019.
(4) That “The Human Rights Council needs to consider the fact that the Government of India had requested for a total number of 21,000 soldiers in Kashmir and had assured the UN Security Council, that “this force will have no supporting arms such as armour or artillery”. (608th UN Security Council Meeting held on 8 December 1952).”
The document has discussed:
(a) The State Autonomy Committee report published in July 2000
(b) All Parties Hurriyat Conference
(c) Gupkar Declaration, stating that:
“The modification, abrogation of articles 35A, 370, trifurcation of the State or unconstitutional delimitation would be an aggression against the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh”.
UN Secretary General has received four documents from JKCHR, three on the situation in Kashmir and the one on the situation in Palestine. All the three documents on Kashmir have been released.
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