Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee India while expressing deep concern over the violation of human rights in the Kashmir valley, sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India by Fax message, expressing its deep concern over the excessive deployment of Army to take on the democratic protest by people of Kashmir, and demand to withdraw the armed forces from the valley and restore the life and liberty of Kashmiri people.
Civil Liberties in its statement said that, once Kashmir was called as Paradise on the Earth, but now its condition is so worse that it has become a grave yard of lakhs of people. Within twenty years of period one lakh of people have been murdered. Within few years, six hundred grave yards have appeared. The violation of human rights is so inhuman that in front of a mother, a girl child is raped and in front of a girl, a mother is stripped naked by the army. Youth are tortured in such a manner that the iron rods are inserted into their legs. One lakh of reward is given for killing one person. Thousands of Kashmiris are lagging behind jails in different parts of Kashmir and in different parts of India without any trial. Army is attacking the civilian’s houses and killing the Kashmiri youths in the name of encounters. There are number of scams that expose the armed forces acts who take the help of kidnappers in abducting people for the sake of fake encounters. It is a matter of shame for the humanity that now Kashmir is a place for giving the rewards and awards for killing the people, giving promotion and monetary benefits on carrying out rapes and atrocities on people of the valley. All kinds of draconian laws exist in the valley.
It is high time for the civil society to pressurize the Indian government, to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), withdraw the armed forces and restore the confidence of the people of the Kashmir valley. The recent violence in the Kashmir in which army killed many youths is a highly condemnable and inhuman act and the using of army and Para military forces against the civilians who are protesting in democratic manner, is a violation of national and international human rights guidelines.
Therefore, Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee states that Kashmiri people are the victims of state terrorism. The demand of Kashmiri people for self determination is a democratic right which is already admitted by the Indian government and international community. By looking at the mass violation in Kashmir valley, one can say that the Indian government’s claim of protection of law & order and human rights are fake. Therefore, we demand Indian government to withdraw the armed forces, end the draconian laws, release the Kashmiri people from the jails, start the peace talks with the Kashmiri leaders and resolve the Kashmir problem according to the will and wish of the people of Kashmir.