Islamabad seminar urges UN to take cognizance of ‘demographic changes’ in Kashmir

Islamabad seminar urges UN to take cognizance of ‘demographic changes’ in Kashmir
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Srinagar: Calling on the United Nations to take serious note of “Indian designs” to convert Muslim majority status of Kashmir into a minority, participants of a seminar in Pakistan on Monday claimed “these designs are intended to defeat the essence of Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination, the purpose of relevant UN resolutions”.
At a Seminar: “Indian Designs to Change Demography of Kashmir – Violation of UN Resolutions and International Law” organised by All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Islamabad on Monday, the participants expressed deep concern on “Indian systematic designs” to change demography of Jammu and Kashmir including plans to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian constitution.
“Indian judiciary is working as a subservient institution of Indian government with regard to Jammu and Kashmir and the petitions filed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed think-tank against Article 35A in Indian Supreme Court form a conspiracy to pave way for settling Indian citizen in Kashmir by abrogating the above mentioned Article,” the resolution passed by the seminar observed.
The participants of the seminar, which included those from the government, asked Pakistani government and all their national parties to “adopt a proactive approach to project in the world the Indian state terrorism perpetrated in Kashmir, take all steps to assure the people of Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan’s full and unconditional support to their legitimate freedom struggle and make further steps towards utilising all relevant UN mechanisms to bring to justice the perpetrators of crimes against humanity committed by Indian authorities”.
Mian Raza Rubani, Chairman Senate of Pakistan; Nafees Zakria, FO Spokesperson; Siraj-Ul-Haq, chief of Jama’at-e-Islami; Masood Khan, President PaK; Aijaz-Ul-Haq, Ch Latif Akbar, PPP PaK; Adv Ahmer Bilal Sofi; Cheif Justice (r) Sardar Aslam; Abdul Basit, former ambassador; Gh Mohammad Safi (Convenor APHC-G); Syed Faiz Naqashbandi (Convenor APHC-M); Shaikh Tajam ul Islam (Executive Director KMS); VC MUST Mirpur; Dr Habib ul Rahman; Dr Muhammad Khan; Justice (r) Shaw Khawaja; Brig (r) Ishaq attended the seminar.
The participants asked the Pakistani and international media to give “due coverage to the continued sufferings of the people of J&K”
Appealing the international organizations including the OIC, EU to play a “meaningful and effective role” in the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, they said, “these organizations (should) formally approach India to allow access for international organizations to Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.”
Asking India to stop forthwith “its efforts of changing the demographic composition”, the seminar demanded ceasing forthwith “all human rights violations against and stop the bloodshed of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”
The participants alleged that the government of India was “defaming” Hurriyat Conference leaders by “involving them in fake cases, causing harassment by conducting raids on their houses through its organisations like NIA and Enforcement Directorate and lodging them in notorious jails like Tihar jail of New Delhi as collective punishment”.
The participants called on the government of India to allow UN investigations into the human rights situation, “to establish responsibility and determine appropriate punishment for the perpetrators of such crimes that are against international humanitarian law and international human rights laws”.
Asking United Nations to assume its responsibility of holding plebiscite in J&K, it urged the world body and other relevant international fora to investigate “all massacres, gang-rapes, fake-encounters, forced disappearances, wilful blinding using pellet guns, etc. committed by the Indian forces and Hindu terrorist organizations RSS, etc. and bring the perpetrators to justice”.

 

 

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  1. Raies Mir   August 29, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Resolution Presented at the Kashmir Seminar titled “Indian Designs to Change Demography of Kashmir – Violation of UN Resolutions and International Law” at Ramada Hotel in Islamabad on August 28, 2017Organised by All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Collaboration with Kashmir Media Service (KMS) and Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR)

    Expressing deep concern on Indian systematic designs to change demography of Jammu and Kashmir including plans to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian constitution.

    Noting with serious concern Indian machinations to turn Jammu and Kashmir an over overwhelming Muslim majority population into a minority by settling Indian citizens in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

    Noting that Indian judiciary is working as a subservient institution of Indian government with regard to Jammu and Kashmir and the petitions filed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed think-tank against Article 35 –A in Indian Supreme Court form a conspiracy to pave way for settling Indian citizen in IOK by abrogating the above mentioned Article.

    Noting the ongoing grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir, in particular, the latest round of killings and brutalities in current uprising that began on July 8, 2016;

    Noting the Indian defiance to the calls by UN Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, OIC and elected representatives in the UK, Europe and other countries for an independent investigation into HR violations in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK);

    Condemning use of pellet guns by the Indian occupation forces to willfully blind the Kashmiris, mostly youth, in thousands and new methods of terror unleashed in IOK in line with the malicious plans of the BJP and RSS

    Recalling UN Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir [Res. 38, 39, 47, 51 (1948); 80 (1950); 91, 96 (1951); 98 (1952); 122,123, 126 (1957); UNCIP Res. (13 Aug 48, 5 Jan.49) that, inter alia, promised Kashmiris their right to self-determination;

    Underscoring that the UN has a responsibility to stop human rights violations and the Kashmiris’ systematic genocide by Indian occupation forces in IOK;

    Expressing deep concern on the arbitrary arrest of over 10,000 Kashmiris with their fate unknown;

    Recalling the massacres committed in IOK by Indian occupation forces between 1990 and 2017;
    Taking note of the findings of reports of investigating organizations in the wake of discovery of unnamed and unmarked mass graves in IOK;

    Noting India’s blatant violation of UNSC Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, the UN Charter and international humanitarian laws;

    Appreciating the offer of the United Nations Secretary General to help resolve the long-festering problem of Jammu and Kashmir through dialogue,

    Reminding India of the repeated pledges made at the highest level to allow the people of Kashmir to decide their future through a plebiscite, in particular, the statements by Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in October 1947 and 1951, in which he stated that “We (India) have declared that the fate of Kashmir is ultimately to be decided by the people. That pledge we have given… not only to the people of Kashmir but to the world. We will not and cannot back out of it. We are prepared when peace and order have been established to have a referendum held under the auspices of the UN.”

    Expressing concern at the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India on the UN supervised ceasefire line and the killing of civilians by the Indian forces by use of heavy arms near the LOC;

    The Participants of this Kashmir Seminar, therefore,

    1. Call on the United Nations to take serious note of the Indian designs to convert the Muslim majority in Indian occupied Kashmir into a minority as these designs are intended to defeat the essence of Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self determination, the purpose of relevant UN resolutions of Jammu and Kashmir and the results of plebiscite whenever held in Jammu and Kashmir in compliance with the UNSC resolutions.

    2. Call on India to stop forthwith its efforts of changing the demographic composition of Jammu and Kashmir and desist from altering the status of the territory.

    3. Call on India to cease forthwith all human rights violations against and stop the bloodshed of the people of Jammu and Kashmir;

    4. Condemn Indian fresh strategy to curtail Hurriyet leaders’ movement and defame them by involving them in fake cases, causing harassment by conducting raids on their houses through its organisations like NIA and Enforcement Directorate and lodging them in notorious jails like Tihar jail of New Delhi as collective punishment.

    5. Call on the government of India to allow UN / Independent investigations into the human rights situation, to establish responsibility and determine appropriate punishment for the perpetrators of such crimes that are against international humanitarian law and international human rights laws;

    6. Call on the United Nations to assume its responsibility of organizing the plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir under its supervision;

    7. Urge UN and other relevant international fora to investigate all massacres, gang-rapes, fake-encounters, forced disappearances, wilful blinding using pellet guns, etc. committed by the Indian forces and Hindu terrorist organizations RSS, etc. and bring the perpetrators to justice;

    8. Demand the Government of Pakistan and all national parties of the country to adopt a proactive approach to project in the world the Indian state terrorism perpetrated in IOK, take all steps to assure the people of Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan’s full and unconditional support to their legitimate freedom struggle and make further steps towards utilising all relevant UN mechanisms to bring to justice the perpetrators of crimes against humanity committed by Indian authorities in IOK.

    9. Request the Pakistani and international media to give due coverage to the continued sufferings of the people of Jammu and Kashmir;

    10. Request all international organizations including the OIC, EU etc. to play a meaningful and effective role in the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Further, that these organizations formally approach India to allow access for international organizations to Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

    (Adopted in Islamabad, on August 28, 2017, by participants at the Kashmir Seminar)

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