The American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC) requested in its resolution to the U.S. government to pursue an investigation of human rights violations committed against the people of Jammu and Kashmir and minorities in India by the state civilians administrator, right wing extremist leaders, and Indian armed forces via the International Criminal Court.
The APPAC resolution calls upon the U.S. Congressional leaders to investigate human rights violations by bringing forth transparency in Jammu & Kashmir and granting international media organizations, UN observers, and the greater international human rights and humanitarian community unrestricted access, without religious discrimination, to the Indian Illegal Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The Biden Administration should call upon India’s government to restore the democratic power and voice of the indigenous population of Jammu and Kashmir, demilitarization of Kashmir and Jammu valley, and for the end of the collective punishment of the Kashmiri people, APPAC appealed.
“The annexation of Jammu & Kashmir by Prime Minister Modi’s right wing extremist regime on August 5th, 2019 against the UN Security Council resolution directly undermines world peace and has given rise to armed conflicts and civil unrest in the region. Whereas, Prime Minister Modi’s regime’s decision to revoke Articles 370 and 35A has resulted in gross human rights violations and forced disappearances of the Kashmiri people”, added in resolution.
It is also mention in resolution that, “Atmosphere of fear and reprisal amongst the people of Kashmir, harassment and intimidation of journalists through draconian laws (such as Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, UAPA) continues, while the international media and UN observers have been denied access to visit IIOJK”.
APPAC also identified that Indian regime halt human rights organization and Amnesty International humanitarian work from September 29th, 2020 and government support attacks on innocent civilians.
It is also written in APPAC resolution, “According to international human rights organizations, rape and collective punishment have been used as weapons of oppression by Indian armed forces.
APPAC asked to OHCHR look into Indian oppression on people of Jammu & Kashmir and emphasized that Kashmiris have rendered immense sacrifices against the Indian Oppression. Kashmiris Right to self-determination continuously denial by Indian regime’s, while UN Security Council recognized numerous Resolutions for the Peaceful solution of the conflict.
The APPAC appeals in a resolution sent to US authorities that current regime practically changes the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and has amended domicile rules in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) in a bid to impose ethnic cleansing in the region and to advance its Hindu-supremacist agenda. They also said that region has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, local residents categorically denied adequate healthcare resources and facilities, and further intensifying their suffering.
The U.S. Congressional leadership has recognized the current Indian regime’s abuse of power via House Resolution 745 of the 116th Congress” and “urging the Republic of India to end the restrictions on communications and mass detentions in Jammu and Kashmir as swiftly as possible and preserve religious freedom” for all residents said in resolution.