People of Kashmir seek justice on International Justice Day

Srinagar, July 17, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, as the world is observing World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, today, the people of Kashmir have deplored that the international community is totally turning a blind eye to the crimes being perpetrated by Indian armed forces against humanity in the territory.

A report released by the Kashmir Media Service on the day said that as many as 44 innocent civilians have been killed and over 2500 injured during the past nine days. Among these injured, over a hundred with pellet injuries in eyes are admitted at Srinagar’s SMHS Hospital. Doctors said that over 90 percent of these victims of pallets might not regain their eyesight.

Since, July 17 is celebrated throughout the world as a part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice, the people of Kashmir have reiterated their demand that a criminal proceeding should be started against the culprit Indian soldiers in the International Court of Justice .

Unfortunately, this demand of the Kashmiris against the Indian troops involved in mass killings and mass rape of 1991 Kunanposhpora has, so far, fallen on deaf ears. India has killed 94,391 people in occupied Kashmir since January 1989 till June 30 2016. These killings were committed by Indian forces to curb Kashmiris’ genuine right to self-determination. The people of Kashmir also complain the world’s apathy towards their ongoing agony at the hands of Indian troops.

The people hope that the way the day has been successful enough to attract international news attention on issues such as genocide and serious crimes of violence against women elsewhere in the world, the international community will also focus on the plight of the Kashmiri people and will take steps to address their grievances

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Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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