India exploiting coronavirus pandemic to target youth in IOK
Speakers of a Kashmir gathering have said that as the world is occupied with its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, India is improperly misusing this emergency circumstance to release its fear against the youth in occupied Kashmir.
The 'COVID-19 Kashmir Youth Conference' was sorted out by Kashmir Youth Assembly (KYA) and Organization of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) through video interface in which government officials, legal counselors and human rights safeguards, scholastics and legal scholars took an interest. The members spoke to the UK government, the European Union and other world bodies including UN Human Rights Council, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to assume their job in ensuring the Kashmiri youth particularly with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. They additionally encouraged India to discharge all unlawfully confined Kashmiris moping in various correctional facilities.
Among the individuals who participated in the gathering included Shiraz Yoonus, National Coordinator Muslim Affairs to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Dr Asif Dar, Kashmiri Activist and Human Rights Defender, Marina Zucca, Expert in International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law; Nasir Mohammed, Police Advisor, General Council Brussels City; Sardar Usman Attique Khan, Central Chairman All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Youth Conference; Adriana Gheorghe, Councilor at the London Borough of Hounslow; Mir Adnan Rahman, Academic in Law at the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir; Sardar Hussain Ibrahim Khan, President Jammu and Kashmir People's Party and Member of AJK Legislative Assembly; Sheik Farkhanda, Kashmiri Activist and Human Rights Defender; Emaan Haider, Human Rights Activist; Yaser Ahmad, General Secretary KYA; Zubair Awan, President KYA; Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Executive Member of OKC and Chairman of South Asia Center For Peace and Human Rights (SAFCPHR); and Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Executive Member of OKC and Permanent Representative of Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) to the United Nations. The gathering exhaustively examined the circumstance of youth in coronavirus pandemic in involved Kashmir. The gathering consistently embraced the accompanying joint explanation;
We composed this meeting when we locate the world battling COVID-19 pandemic of remarkable measurements. This emergency circumstance is in effect boldly misused by India. The young people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) is on the bleeding edge of looking for the execution of their entitlement to self-assurance as per the United Nations Resolutions. The young people of IOJK has borne the brunt of the Indian fear. Free sources propose that fear keeps, during this pandemic, against the Kashmiri youth.
As of late the global news media has revealed increment in the Indian military "cordon and search activities" bringing about a scope of human rights infringement including physical terrorizing and ambush, intrusion of security, self-assertive capture and unlawful detainment, killings (organizing counterfeit experiences), aggregate disciplines and demolition of private properties.
The standard objective of this fear is the young, their families and properties. Human rights associations report that 13,000 youngsters between the ages of 9 and 16 have been captured. Additionally, being exposed to torment, brutal and corrupting treatment or discipline, they are likewise exposed to a procedure of inculcation. Worldwide media has detailed that the Indian military powers have begun truce infringement on the Cease Fire Line (ordinarily known as Line of Control) by discharging and shelling into Azad Jammu and Kashmir domain perpetrating non military personnel setbacks.
We request that self-assertive and unlawful confinement must stop forthwith and that all detainees discharged including the arrival of Masarrat Zahra, a 26-year-old honor winning photojournalist blamed for "transferring hostile to national posts [on Facebook] with criminal goals to prompt the adolescent" and booked under the Indian Penal Code. Masarrat's work as an independent photojournalist has showed up beforehand in global media, for example, The Washington Post, Al-Jazeera and in Indian media, for example, Quint, and Caravan, among others that incorporate Gowhar Geelani and Peerzada Ashiq.
Post fifth August 2019 Indian soldiers have executed 100 youth. The murdering of Kashmiri youth must stop right away. The truce infringement must be finished right away. It is delighting that the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, has requested that the Indian officials’ discharge the political detainees. We bolster the UN Secretary General and request the quick arrival of every single political detainee.
The European Union (EU) depends on a solid responsibility to advancing and securing human rights, vote based system and the standard of law around the world. Human Rights are at the core of EU relations with different nations and locales. We encourage the European Union by means of its External Action Service (EAS) that any exchange converses with India should be careful that human rights and exchange are cut out of the same cloth. We further urge that the EU effectively utilizes the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a considerable regulating legitimate structure which obliges transnational organizations or potentially different sorts of business ventures to agree under global law so as to cultivate responsibility and straightforwardness of all organizations along these lines maintaining consistence while defending Human Rights. It is enormously worried that India endeavors to keep detainees in repression (counting the youthful Kashmiris) and realize an arranged segment change, as the possessing power, this ought to be foiled and examined in any up and coming exchange talks for this adds up to ethnic purifying and that is denied under the global and helpful law.
We entreat upon the UK Government and individuals from both the Houses of Parliament to utilize every accessible mean, strategic and financial, to guarantee a goals of this long pending clash together with guaranteeing the advancement and insurance of Kashmiri youth's human rights and draw in the Commonwealth all the while.
We beg UN Human Rights Council and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to secure the Kashmiri youth particularly with regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We ask the Organization of Islamic Co-activity (OIC) to address the gross human rights maltreatment against the youngsters (young men and young ladies) and youngsters of IOJK.
We request that the Indian government permit worldwide associations to analyze the jail conditions under which the kept Kashmiri detainees and youngsters are held, to start exchange so as to accomplish the arrival of all who are imprisoned essentially in light of the fact that they request the privilege to self-assurance.
We request that the Indian government reestablish total Internet administrations including 4G especially during this pandemic to empower all wellbeing experts to get to and download most recent clinical rules, lead online clinical video counsel and conferencing to share best practice, and help access and offer essential data about how best to treat those influenced by the COVID-19 infection.
We encourage India, Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir to start direct tripartite dealings at a nonpartisan goal, for instance, Geneva, inside the following a year to determine the Jammu and Kashmir issue as per the United Nations Resolutions."
This Joint Statement was received on Wednesday, sixth May 2020, at the finish of the Kashmir Youth Assembly (KYA) in relationship with Organization of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) Conference held for all intents and purposes.
KYA and OKC offered their profound thanks to all the members having taken an interest in the COVID-19 Kashmir Youth Conference during this pestilence period remaining in solidarity with the adolescent and individuals of Jammu and Kashmir in these difficult occasions.