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EditorialWho cares about Kashmir and Kashmiris?

Who cares about Kashmir and Kashmiris?

Every year, the Kashmiri people observe October 27 as Pakistan Accession Day to protest the Indian military occupation of their native Kashmir valley in India-held Kashmir, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and around the world. On October 27, 1947, two months after the Indian subcontinent was divided, Indian troops invaded the Kashmir valley on the pretext of a forged document claimed to Maharaja Hari Singh. Since then, India has used violence and coercive measures to silence Kashmiris who have called for their region’s independence from Indian sovereignty and admission to Pakistan. As these paragraphs are being written, Indian forces are securing Kashmir through a siege and conducting searches. The OIC and a few other nations denounce such atrocities. The Kashmiri people observe Black Day and Pakistan Accession Day on October 27 every year in protest against Indian occupation in an effort to stir up consciences around the world.

India’s incumbent Modi government, under its Hindutva agenda, three years ago on August 5, 2019, abolished the special constitutional status of Kashmir by deleting Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution and divided it into two parts of Srinagar and Ladakh. Under the new arrangements, the divided Kashmir was integrated into India, which is in fact a conspiracy against Kashmir. To break this stubbornness of the Modi government, the Kashmiri people marked Black Day and Pakistan Accession Day on October 27  with more enthusiasm than ever before against the Indian military rule. The world keeps mum on Indian actions in Kashmir and against Muslims across India. Only the German foreign minister had the courage to denounce Indian actions in the occupied valley. It is a fact that the world, especially the US, looks the other way whenever Pakistan raises the Kashmir issue. This will only linger the danger of a deadly clash between the two nuclear nations. The world must end its double standards and force the implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir. Before the world reaches that point, India should be told to stop atrocities against the Kashmiris.

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