PR No. 118 INTERNATIONAL KASHMIR SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE IN CANADA ADOPTS RESOLUTION Islamabad
The International Kashmir Solidarity Conference held in Toronto noted that the ongoing grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir, in particular, since the latest round of killings and brutalities that began on July 8, 2016 in the aftermath of the extra-judicial execution of a young Kashmiri freedom fighter, Burhan Wani, says a press release received here today from Canada.
The Conference while condemning use of pellet guns by the Indian occupation forces to willfully blind a whole generation of Kashmiris, mostly youth, in thousands, underscore that the UN has a responsibility towards stopping the Kashmiris’ systematic genocide by Indian occupation forces;
The Participants of this Solidarity Conference on Kashmir, therefore:
1. Call on India to cease forthwith all human rights violations against and stop the bloodshed of the people of Jammu and Kashmir;
2: Call on the government of India to allow UN / Independent investigations into the human rights situation, to establish responsibility and determine appropriate punishment for the perpetrators of such crimes that are against International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law;
3: Call on India to withdraw all its troops including Armed Constabulary from Jammu and Kashmir, particularly from cities, towns and villages to enable resumption of normal life and create enabling environment for the plebiscite to be held under the auspices of the UN as enshrined in the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir;
4: Call on the United Nations to assume its responsibility of organizing the plebiscite under its supervision;
5: Call on the OIC Secretary General to compile a report on human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir and urge constant monitoring of the human rights situation by the IPHRC;
6: Urge UN and other relevant international forums to investigate all massacres, gang-rapes, fake-encounters, forced disappearances, wilful blinding using pellet guns, etc. committed by the Indian forces and Hindu terrorist organizations RSS, etc. and bring the perpetrators to justice;
7: Request all national governments, especially the Government of Canada to exert pressure on India to ensure its compliance with international obligations flowing from Humanitarian and Human Rights Law as well as UNSC resolutions;
8: Request the international media to fulfil its obligations by highlighting the continued suffering of the people of Jammu and Kashmir;
9: Call on all concerned individuals to remain engaged with the tragic situation;
10: Request all international organizations including the OIC, EU etc. to play a meaningful and effective role in the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Further, that these organizations formally approach India to allow access for international organizations to Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
11: Resolve to remain engaged with the situation and continue to highlight the plight of the Kashmiri people at all possible forums.