In line with the letter, the folks of Indian Illegaly Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been topic to “insupportable suppression of their freedom and basic rights over the previous seven a long time”.
The letter highlighted that because the enactment of India’s Citizenship Modification Act on August 5, 2019, nevertheless, it “seems extra evident that India has deserted any political method to the insurgency in Kashmir and is managing the disaster with virtually completely army means”.
It additional said that as per the Amnesty Worldwide Report of 2021 and because the revocation of IIOJK’s particular standing in 2019, the Indian authorities have arrested many human rights defenders together with journalists and activists underneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, India’s main counter-terrorism regulation.
“A minimum of 36 journalists have confronted interrogation, raids, threats, or bodily assault for his or her reporting till now. In line with Entry Now, folks in Jammu and Kashmir confronted not less than 85 web shutdowns in 2021 – one of many highest on the planet,” is said.
Shedding mild on the Modi-led regime’s hypocrisy, it maintained that regardless of the Indian authorities claiming that its choices would put an finish to militancy within the area and that there was a big enchancment within the safety scenario in IIOJK, Kashmiris are more and more alienated from the Indian state, with increasingly youth becoming a member of rebel teams.
The letter additional highlighted the fixed abuse confronted by the folks of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and maintained that “failure to deal with these abuses violated the rights of the victims to justice and treatment, which is enshrined within the Structure of India and worldwide human rights regulation”.
Conversely, the European parliamentarians additionally talked about the “constructive improvement” up to now few years similar to India and Pakistan recommitting to the 2003 ceasefire in February 2021 after holding back-channel talks.
“Nevertheless, whereas back-channel talks are encouraging, and have been welcomed by the EU Excessive Consultant, the ceasefire accord alone won’t result in long-term stability, particularly within the absence of correct diplomatic ties,” it stated.
The letter urged “dialogue, negotiation and diplomacy within the decision of the battle” and to keep away from additional escalation of the battle.
They maintained that the European Union and its member states might play a “essential position in serving to handle the impasse” between Pakistan and India.