As Western powers watch in silence, Kashmir genocide has claimed lives of 400,000 people

Approximately 800,000 defenseless men, women, and children became the victims of genocide three months ago.

The world is silent as genocide becomes a grave issue in Indian occupied Kashmir.

Genocide has claimed more lives in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries than any war or conflict worldwide. Experts believe this severe crime against humanity will continue to occur due to the world’s selective approach to prevent them.

What is Genocide?

Genocide is an internationally recognized crime where acts are committed to destroying (in whole or part) a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. These acts fall into five categories:

  1. Killing members of the group
  2. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
  3. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction
  4. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
  5. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

Experts Study Genocide Data

Data from the most recent examples of genocide in Burundi, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the ongoing atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) were studied by experts. The information concludes that the cries of the Kashmiri people appear to be falling on deaf ears.

Genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir claims the lives of 400,000 people.

Six acts of Genocide have happened in the last three months

Approximately 800,000 defenseless men, women, and children became the victims of genocide three months ago. Speaking about the incident, Dr. Hussain Nadim, Executive Director of Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), said:

The intensity of the situation and the fact that it boiled so quickly gripped the global community’s attention.

According to reports, in the past three months, the world has experienced at least five similar events of mass killings. Based on the trends and patterns from these events, it seems that the Indian occupied Kashmir appears to be inching closer to becoming the perfect textbook example of an ongoing genocide.

Details of the ongoing Genocide in Kashmir

According to reports, more than 400,000 men, women, and children have been killed in the valley, four times more than those killed in Bosnia and about a half of those killed in Rwanda. However, the global community is unwilling to prevent this gravest and greatest of the crimes against humanity – the UN itself appears to be helpless.

Dr. Talat Wizarat, a noted scholar and former chairperson of the department of International Relations at the University of Karachi, said:

I really find it troubling. This deafening silence over atrocities that have taken place in Indian occupied Kashmir is criminal. Children have been injured, women have lost their honor, and young people are randomly killed on suspicion of belonging to the freedom movement. But the world is probably waiting for the situation to deteriorate further before they think about any preventive measures.

He further stated:

Over the past seven decades, 11 UN resolutions have been passed on the Indian Occupied Kashmir. In contrast, Bosnia was rescued after seven UN resolutions and Rwanda after five. In both cases, the world reacted, and preventive measures were taken. The UN is an obsolete body and will end up as the League of Nations.

Western powers silent as genocide events take over Indian occupied Kashmir; residents afraid to step out.

Why are the Western Powers silent?

According to Dr. Wizarat, the world is following the policy of appeasement. He said:

It failed in Europe, and it will fail in this case too. Their commercial, economic, and strategic interests have blinded them, and clearly, it shows that they are willing to excuse India for all the human rights violations because of that. If they have to embarrass a competitor or a rival, they blow the human rights issue out of proportion. Still, when it comes to their interest, as they (evidently) have in India, they conveniently turn a blind eye as if nothing is happening.

It should be noted that the UN was very active in calling out the perpetrators in Bosnia and Rwanda. In Bosnia’s case, the Hague-based court handed six indictments. Similarly, 60 people were indicted, and 30 were sentenced in Rwanda’s case. However, Kashmir has been on a low burner for more than 75 years, and there hasn’t been a single case or indictment.

Dr. Wizarat said:

The systematic coverup continues despite warnings from international human rights groups, including Amnesty International, the UN, and the Genocide Watch. In one way or the other, all have raised the red flag and cautioned about the seriousness of the situation in the occupied valley.

Dr. Nadim has similar views about the situation. He said:

Human rights are secondary to the business and economic interests of Western powers. When New Delhi had a strong alliance with the Soviet Union, the Western powers were more vocal about the Kashmir issue. During the ’90s, particularly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the international community decided that it was in their best interest to align with India to tackle the Chinese influence in the region. Since then, their interests have superseded concerns for human rights in this area.

CJ Werleman, a US-based journalist and global correspondent for Byline Times, India, said:

The Indian media campaigns have made the Kashmiri resistance against the occupation and colonial rule indistinguishable from violent jihadism and terrorism in the minds of Western audiences. This has created the diplomatic space for New Delhi to argue that its brutal occupation management strategies used against 8 million Muslims in Kashmir are in no way different from those deployed by the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union in their respective counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda and ISIS.

He further stated:

India has also successfully lobbied Western governments and audiences into believing the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir is a bilateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad, which, in turn, has made the international community a disinterested observer. The truth, according to multiple UN resolutions, however, is that Kashmir is a multilateral issue, one in which the UN is responsible for arbitrating or facilitating its long-promised referendum.

Pakistani media plans to unveil the true face of India and the role it plays in Kashmir genocide.

What can be done to improve the situation?

Pakistani experts believe that India’s misinformation campaign needs to be countered more effectively. Dr. Nadim said:

India delivers its misinformation more confidently than we provide our truth. Pakistan needs to be more aggressive and confident with exposing India on the global stage. Pakistan needs to be more aggressive when it comes to showing India’s true face to the world. I praise the National Security Adviser and the foreign ministry for being more proactive now.

In conclusion, Dr. Wizarat said:

The self-proclaimed largest democracy in the world appears to be spinning a high volume of misinformation, which is a known threat to democracy and democratic values. Pakistan has to counter India’s lies – mainly related to Kashmir – on every platform.

While the experts are motivating Pakistani media to give the Indian press a taste of its own medicine, no official decisions have been taken on the matter. Moreover, none of this promises any improvement in the grave injustices taking place in Kashmir every single day.

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