Kashmiri delegation, attending the 46th session of Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council, informed the Council that Indian Illegal Occupied Jammu & Kashmir is under curfew, siege, lockdown, and virtual lock-up for months and months.
Kashmiri Muslims were denied entry to religious places, children were barred to attend schools and even the right to mobility was snatched, it was officially stated by a spokesperson of the Kashmir delegation on Monday.
According to the spokesperson, Altaf Hussain Wani representative of World Muslim Congress citing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination told the council that “the each State Party undertakes not to sponsor, defend or support racial discrimination by any persons or organizations but BJP led right-wing Hindu government is constantly violating this international convention.”
“On August 5th Indian Gov’t not only stripped Kashmir of its autonomy but carried out a sustained effort to argue racial discrimination propagated hate incited violence and targeted specific ethnic and religious minorities,” he said.
While highlighting the plight of Kashmiris he said that “Kashmiris are the victim of the worst Indian discrimination are helpless under the open sky as these blatant violations of the Indian state go unnoticed and diminishing the hopes of Kashmiris to live a life without discrimination and fear.
“To be a Kashmiri in India is not less than a crime. RSS a Hindu nationalist right-wing group of BJP has been openly involved in assaulting and abusing Kashmiris by calling them, terrorists.”—APP