International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is being observed, today, 21 August and according to statement by United Nations, the day is meant to allow victims of terrorism to have their needs supported and their rights upheld.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said the lynching and physical bashing of unarmed Muslims by armed and organized RSS extremists have become a routine in India.
It said unarmed Muslims are subjected to extreme oppression and tyranny at the hands of Indian authorities. Women, men and children living in IIOJK have faced pellet guns, sexual assault, electrocution, physical and mental torture by Indian forces, it added.
The report said that the genocide in IIOJK continues unabated leaving a blotch on India’s face of a ‘so-called champion of human rights’. Anti-Muslims hatred has touched new heights in IIOJK, it lamented.
In its annual report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) exposes that Indian authorities are restricting free expression, peaceful assembly and other basic rights in Jammu and Kashmir after revoking the region’s special status, it said, adding that the International community should prosecute Indian civil and military personnel for the worst form of state terrorism and serious crimes against humanity” in IIOJK.
More than 609 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces in staged encounters, since India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, the report deplored.
The report said the intensified killing spree in IIOJK is a clear manifestation of India using state-terrorism as policy tool against the Kashmiris. Successive Indian governments have unleashed a hell of deprivations, siege, torture, humiliation, mass and gang rapes, forced disappearances and extra-judicial killing of Muslim Kashmiri youth while in custody, it added.
The Muslim world, particularly member states of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), should raise their voice against the worst ever human rights violations in the territory and consider sanctions against India.
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