The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
Article 1 of this declaration narrates that All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
In 1948 , When India launched her Army in the most beautiful valley of Kashmir, and occupied the valley , Civilian natives of the valley started resistance against the cruel occupation and when India realised that it’s army can never press the ambitious movement of the general public, Indian Prime Minister himself took the case to the United Nations.
After deeply observations of The United Nations Officials and the whole civilized society of the world, The United Nations passed clear resolutions to grant the Kashmiri people their basic human right of self determination , at the same time , for the fear of having international opinion turn against it, the Indian government quickly started to Establish the Hindu Community in the occupied valley to get am engineered majority of Hindu Kashmiri people , and to minimize the existing Muslim Kashmiri Majority , Indian Government Started State Berberism by deploying a huge number of Armed Forces and paramilitary troops to crush the un veaponed Kashmiri people .
Since that day , The crucial Indian Armed forces are carrying non stop military operations and continuously humiliating the basic human rights in Kashmir against the population. Protests were met with shootings, lathi charges (Beaten) , the firing of tear gas, curfews, mass arrests, disappearances, and torture. The viciousness of the crackdown has reached its peak Additionally, Kashmir is one of the most heavily policed and militarized places in the world, with estimates of Indian security forces in the region at well over 800,000 (the government of India refuses to release official numbers). It bears underlining that the population of Kashmir is approximately 5.5 million, which means that there is one security officer for every 7 Kashmiris citizens which is humiliating the basic human rights of Kashmiri people. The apparently Clear and indiscriminate use of allegedly “non-lethal” weapons like pellet guns and other chemical weapons to control crowds has resulted in numariois civilians having lost their lives so far. Hundreds have been blinded and more than thousands injured.
The use of pellet guns on innocent Children and ladies in Kashmir is a clear violation of human rights and humanitarian law – and needs to be banned immediately.
Use of these lethal mass destructive cartridges have caused extensive, arbitrary deaths and grievous wounds.
The use of such “Non-Lethal” Weapons is not just callous, but a war criminal act.
Moreover The indiscriminate and excessive force used by state forces in Kashmir has no parallel anywhere in the whole world as compared to be used by Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir. The current state of law in India grants government officers immunity for even the most serious human rights violations, including the Regrettable pellet attacks , use of chemical weapons , settings the whole houses while human beings are sleeping inside and breakdowns on the peaceful public.
The Civilized Society should recognise Human rights violations by the Indian Berberism in Kashmir.