An online petition on human rights abuses by Indian occupation forces has been launched in Australia to invite the attention of the country’s parliament to take up the issue of massive human rights violations by Modi-led Indian government in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The petition seeking maximum signing before its closing date on Wednesday (6 April 2022) to officially take up the matter of rights abuses in IIOJK in Australian parliament.
It was launched at King George Square in Queensland, Australia on 26th February 2022 in remembrance of Kashmiri women victims of mass rape of Kunan & Poshpara on the night of 23rd February 1991. The day is remembered as Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day.
The petition titled “Human Rights Abuse in Illegally Occupied Kashmir by Indian government” while addressing the Speaker and Members of the Australian House of Representatives draws their attention towards extrajudicial killings, collective punishments, enforced disappearances, abduction of children, use of pellet guns, and molestation of women and girls during the raids of Indian troops in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
It mentioned that “The demographics of the indigenous people of Kashmir are getting changed after the Indian government’s abolition of Article 370, while Kashmir remains one of the most heavily militarized areas in the world”.
The petition deplored that millions of Kashmiris are suffering on daily basis while Australian government does not raise its voice and put pressure on the Indian govt over inhumane human rights abuses.
“We therefore ask the House to call on India to lift the inhuman military siege and withdraw 900,000 troops, end use of pellet guns and hold India accountable for human rights violations, stop the demographic change of indigenous people and reinstate Article 370, release Kashmiri Journalist Fahad Shah Immediately, allow freedom of speech.—KMS