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Genocide Watch urges UN to stop Indian atrocities in IOK

August 22, 2019

Washington DC, August 22, 2019 (PPI-OT): The US-based organization, Genocide Watch, has issued an alert and has called upon the members of the United Nations to warn India not to commit genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir. It issued the alert just as Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, urged the international community to prevent the impending genocide in occupied Kashmir.

Occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government abolished Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. The curfew and lockdown have led to protests in the valley with thousands of Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders placed under house arrest or detained.

The organisation also gave a list of risk factors for genocide that are early warnings of massacres in occupied Kashmir.

Prior genocidal massacres and continuing impunity for such killings,

Continued armed conflict between India and Pakistan over border areas in occupied Kashmir,

An exclusionary ideology of “Hindutva” – India as Hindu nation – by Modi’s ruling BJP,

Authoritarian military rule without legal restraints imposed by civilian Indian officials,

Rule by a minority military force (Hindus and Sikhs) over majority Muslim citizens,

Cut-off of communications and outside access by internet, media, and trade,

Widespread violations of basic human rights – torture, rape, 2-year detentions without charge, arbitrary arrests and deportations of Muslim political and human rights leaders.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
Fax: +92-51-4861736

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