Open letter to EU Institutions leading executives on 27 October “Black Day”
Resolutions passed on 13 August, 1948 still remain half implemented ,Modi Government destabilized IOJK by changing demographic character
Brussels,(Parliament Times): Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed has written an open letters to EU institutions and executives. In the letter, he said that On October 27th 1947 the Indian Army invaded Kashmir and started a process which, over the ensuing years, has turned Indian occupied Kashmir into one of the most intensely militarized areas world-wide. Given the significance the extent of the sufferings of the Kashmiri people the 27th October has become designated as “Black Day”, a day on which the names of the victims of the Kashmiris struggle for self-determination can be remembered and their memory honored.
The Security Council of the UN passed two resolutions approving a ceasefire, demarcation of the ceasefire line, demilitarization of the state and a free and impartial plebiscite to be conducted under the supervision of the United Nations. These resolutions were passed on August 13, 1948, and January 5, 1949, which were accepted both by Pakistan and India. Only one phase of these resolutions (ceasefire and demarcation of ceasefire line) was implemented while demilitarization of the occupied territory and holding of a plebiscite still remain unimplemented. The never ending dispute has led to barbaric killings of thousands of people in the valley, including women and children, by the Indian armed forces. Between January 1989 and 2021, Indian troops have martyred 95,875 Kashmiris, widowed 22,934 women, orphaned 107,842 children and molested or gangraped 11,246 Kashmiri women. Over 8,000 young people have ’disappeared’ while in military or police custody and their whereabouts remain unknown. Many of those are feared to be buried in the thousands of unmarked graves discovered in the territory.
In addition, large numbers of militants, human rights activists and political and intellectual figures have been detained without trial or are been held under house arrest. The policy of the Modi government to change the demographic character of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by bringing families from other parts of India and settling them in the occupied territory is being Kashmir Council EU pursued in total disregard of the UNSC resolutions and of international law. Thus, some 2 million domicile certificates have been issues to non-Kashmiris entitling the holders to own property and to seek local jobs. With these and other similar measures New Delhi is seeking to wrest control of the resources of Kashmir land to dilute the distinct cultural and religious identity of the region. On the occasion of Black Day 2021 we invite the leading politicians and parliamentarians of the European Union to join the movement to resolve the Kashmir dispute as by the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to bring peace and stability to the troubled region which requires the repeal of the draconian law and the demilitarization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Kashmir Council is a nonpolitical civil society organization set up to facilitate change and to explore alternative routes towards a sustainable peace in the region. With this aim in view we organize events that bring together key stake holders to share ideas and to create an environment in which meaningful negotiations can take place between all parties to the dispute