Amsterdam, May 01 (KMS): Dr Amy McMillan, Green Party, member of Queensland Parliament, Australia, has raised the blatant rights violations by the Modi regime in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the local parliament.
Dr Amy addressing the parliamentarians said that she joined the human rights defenders and UN Special Rapporteur in condemning “the violence as well as oppression that has unfolded in Kashmir [IIOJK] for over many decades”.
“It has been four years since the revocation of Kashmir’s special status of Kashmir, one of the wider attacks on the sovereignty of the Kashmiris in the modern times. The revocation has led to a new wave of oppression and violence, restrictions on freedom of expression, preferably on internet and detention of journalists”.
In her speech, she referred to the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority and said that the loss of autonomy and imposition of direct rule by New Delhi suggests that the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have no longer their own government and have lost the power to legislate or mend laws in a way to ensure protection of their rights.
Dr Amy McMillan went on to add that measures like forced demographic changes are stripping the people of Kashmir of their land and resources.
She said sexual violence against Kashmiri women has been among the highest in the conflict zones. She deplored that the detention of Kashmiri journalists have been legalized under so-called Public Safety Act. She demanded the immediate withdrawal of around one million Indian occupation troops from Jammu and Kashmir, restoration of Article 370 and release of detained Kashmiri journalists, including Fahd Shah, all other journalists and human rights defenders. The MP also demanded international probe into sexual violence against Kashmiri women
Disclaimer: Australian MP demands Indian troops’ withdrawal from IIOJK, restoration of Article 370 - Views expressed by writers in this section are their own and do not necessarily reflect Latheefarook.com point-of-view