An awful world; Pakistan failed to enter petition for Indian Occupied Kashmir issue in UNHRC 42th Session, Geneva, 2019. Happening Now!

Nabila Abbas
Posted September 21, 2019 from Pakistan

Pakistan failed to enter petition for Indian Occupied Kashmir Issue in " United Nations Human Rights Council" Geneva, 2019. The deadline to enter the petition for' admission file' was 19 of September, 2019. Pakistan took an initiative of raising voice against oppression facing by million Kashmiris across the border. UNHRC was the only hope for this time. The petition failure occurred due to lack of support by other Countries (minimum 16) to support and vote for. Though, with 15 members of the organisation of Islamic cooperation (OIC) as full members of UNHRC, Pakistan had some hope. But, even after managing a joint statement on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan couldn't manage vote from Islamic countries as well." 

 

Kashmir, the oldest dispute at the UN Agenda

The Kashmir dispute is the oldest unresolved international conflict in the world today. Pakistan considers Kashmir as its core political dispute with India. India's forcible occupation of the State of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 is the main cause of the dispute. India claims to have ‘signed' a controversial document, the Instrument of Accession, on 26 October 1947 with the Maharaja of Kashmir, in which the Maharaja obtained India's military help against popular insurgency. The people of Kashmir and Pakistan do not accept the Indian claim. There are doubts about the very existence of the Instrument of Accession. The United Nations also does not consider Indian claim as legally valid: it recognizes Kashmir as a disputed territory. With the exception of India, the entire world community recognizes Kashmir as a disputed territory. The fact is that all the principles on the basis of which the Indian subcontinent was partitioned by the British in 1947 justify Kashmir becoming a part of Pakistan: the State had majority Muslim population, and it not only enjoyed geographical proximity with Pakistan but also had essential economic linkages with the territories constituting Pakistan.

Current situation in Occupied Kashmir 

The current agitation in Indian-Held Kashmir is rooted in the struggle of the people for the exercise of the right of self-determination. Peaceful processions chanting demands for freedom were fired upon by Indian Army and police. Thousands of men, women and children have been killed or wounded.

Kashmir under lock down

The move has worsened the already-heightened tensions with neighboring Pakistan, which downgraded its diplomatic relations with India.India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in full but rule it in part. The nuclear-armed neighbors have fought two of their three wars over the disputed territory. A rebellion in Indian-administered Kashmir has been ongoing for 30 years.

Restore normal life in Kashmir: Supreme Court

India's top court said the federal government should restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the disputed region entered its 42nd day.Some of those curbs have been relaxed, but mobile communications in the Kashmir Valley are largely still blocked, and more than a thousand people are likely to still be arrested, according to official data."We direct Jammu and Kashmir to make the very best endeavor to make sure normal life returns," Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said after a panel of three judges heard several petitions relating to Kashmir.

India arrests senior Kashmir leader

Pro-India Kashmiri politician Farooq Abdullah, 82, has been arrested under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. "We have arrested him, and a committee will decide how long the arrest will be," said Muneer Khan, a top police official.The three-times chief minister of the Muslim-majority state was arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA), under which rights activists say more than 20,000 other Kashmiris have also been held in the last 20 years.

Amnesty International has called the PSA a "lawless law", accusing India of using the law to stifle dissent and circumvent the criminal justice system.

This story was submitted in response to Human Rights for All.

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Jill Langhus
Sep 21
Sep 21

Hello Nabila,

Thanks for sharing your very sad, but informative post on Kashmir. I hope that it brings more awareness to this challenging time and area so that it can be freed.

Nabila Abbas
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thanks for your valuable concerns

Jill Langhus
Sep 23
Sep 23

You're welcome, dear:-)

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Lisbeth
Sep 21
Sep 21

Dear Nabila,
How are you? I hope you are also in safe hands? I really hope and pray for your situation currently to improve as quick as possible.
Take care of yourself and stay strong.
Regards

Nabila Abbas
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thanks...I am across the border of IOK. In an.independent state of Pakistan. But the people in IOK are in trouble and facing curfews

Lisbeth
Sep 23
Sep 23

Good you have crossed nthe border. Meaning you are safe!
Take care and we hope the best for the rest.

Nabila Abbas
Sep 23
Sep 23

I'm Pakistan citizen

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Nabila,
Thank you for sending news and background on what is happening in Kashmir. As is so often the case, the regular news channels do not report much. I depend on my World Pulse sisters for information. The UN has work to do that it is avoiding.

Nabila Abbas
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thanks for your valuable concerns

Anita Shrestha
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Nabila
Thank you for sharing. This is very sad but please make share for awarness to everybody

Nabila Abbas
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thanks for your valuable concerns

Anita Shrestha
Sep 23
Sep 23

Welcome, yes we are also worried about there's situation. Pray for peace

Hello, Nabila,

Thank you for updating us with the situation of Kashmir. I really hope that India will restore Kasmir's normal life as soon as possible. How is the relationship between Pakistan and India today?

Nabila Abbas
Sep 27
Sep 27

There is huge tension between Pakistan and India. Failing negotiations could yield war.

Thank you, Nabila. That’s not good. :(

Hope you have a great weekend.