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Webinar  “ India’s Malevolence and Regional Peace”

Webinar “ India’s Malevolence and Regional Peace”

On June 5th, 2020, Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution organized a Webinar titled “ India’s Malevolence and Regional Peace” in collaboration with ZOAO Law Firm, Lahore, Pakistan. The webinar was part of IICR’s Exclusive Globe 2020. The Webinar covered diverse discourse including India-China Standoff,  gross human right violation in Kashmir and India’s transformation from India to Hindustan.

The panelists included Mr. Cheng de Yong, Founder China funded ZOAO law firm in Pakistan, Prof. Zhou Rong, Senior academic in china. Lt. Gen. Amjad Shoaib, Yasir Rehman, Senior TV anchor PTV, Maj. Gen. Raza Muhammad® Chairman IICR. Mr. Syed Nasir Hassan, Research Fellow IICR. Ms. Sabah Aslam, Founder IICR moderated the session

 Mr. Cheng affirmed that China can fight any aggression by India. China has transformed from standing up to being strong. The shotgun is ready, which is really “preventable and controllable.”. Prof. Rong said that China is determine in its ambitions and will defend every inch of its territory. He also said that India is no ready and cannot afford any armed conflict at this moment. They have an uncontrollable threat to fight at first rather than engaging in armed conflict.

The next speaker Lt. Gen. Shoaib® highlighted that India under the zealous governance by Hindutva preachers is putting regional stability at stake. Furthermore he added that Modi is on a Suicide mission his extremist and racist ideologies.

Maj. Gen. Raza Muhammad® pointed out that Modi is least bothered about how this Hindutva chime will effect Indian society, he is on spree against Muslims. He further added that Modi has made India for Hindus only tarnishing the image of secular India.

Mr. Yasir Rehman shed light on how gruesome violence is being inflicted upon the Muslims of Kashmir amid Covid-19. He suggested that Pakistan needs to do more to highlight Gross Human Right Violations in Kashmir on every legal and diplomatic forums. He inferred that India will continue to do so and won’t stop until made to stop.

The last Speaker on the panel was Mr. Syed Nasir Hassan, who highlighted how through populism Modi rose to power. He said that the majoritarian rule came back to India after 30 years in 2014 and it has given Modi and his minions a Carte Blanche to do what they deem. He also added that Modi is a reflection of Indian society. Lastly, he said that Pakistan needs to get out of de-hyphenation phenomenon in case of America and take matters into its own hands.

At the end Chairman IICR, Maj. Gen Raza Muhammad® concluded the session.

Dearth of Humanity: Indian Atrocities in Kashmir Amid COVID-19

Dearth of Humanity: Indian Atrocities in Kashmir Amid COVID-19

A significant portion of the world is recovering from Covid-19, however there is a place where people not only fears corona virus but also the brutal human right abuse. Its been more than 9 months and Kashmir’s future is still dawdling questioning the whole world that in times of global freedom why they don’t have any? The constitutional genocide which was done on 5th of the August of last year is still in force and there is no one either internally or any international community who can question the Indian authorities over Systematic and serious human rights violation which are taking place.

Moreover Covid-19 has been seen as an opportunity by Modi and his government in order to inflict more sever pain to the Kashmiri’s. For India Covid-19 has been seen as a weapon through which they can agonize the Kashmiri people while going unnoticed.

Even in time of such despair the gross human rights violation has been continued by the Indian forces. This ranges from mass killings, force disappearances, torture, rape and sexual abuse to political repression and suppression of freedom of speech. Human rights group Amnesty claim that the special powers under (AFSPA) gives the security force immunity from violations committed and condemn it. In other words Indian forces have carte blanche in Indian Occupied Kashmir and there is no oversight on it. There was journalists oversight but that also was barred after 5th August.

According to a September 6 report of the Indian government, nearly 4,000 people have been arrested in the disputed region. According to a September 6 report of the Indian government, nearly 4,000 people have been arrested in the disputed region. Among those arrested were more than 200 politicians, including two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), along with more than 100 leaders and activists from All Parties Hurriyat Conference. Forced disappearances, rapes, killings are new norm in Occupied Kashmir as Indian law enforcement authorities rule with guilty pleasures.

While mainstream India becoming mouth piece of Delhi Government and sewed its lips to object and even mention Kashmir in their news, social platforms reveals the reality. With passage of every day new stories of heinous acts dusts the previous. Use of pallet guns inflicted eye injuries to more than 3000 people, BBC file reported. Disturbing videos and images often circulate on social platforms unveiling the lies of Delhi.

These lies are not restricted only Kashmir, but inside India situation is also murky. Conditions of Muslims inside India more or less emulates that of Kashmir. In 2013, a government survey found that the largest minority group which accounts for 14% of the total population lives on an average of 32.6 rupees ($ 0.43) per day. The government in Maharashtra—the state with the biggest concentration of corona virus cases—said Muslim-majority areas had a “paucity of health facility” in a 2013 report. It said the “threat of communal riots” forced Muslims to “live together in slums and ghettos” where social distancing is often impossible. The Covid-19 gave another reason to spew hate to Muslims and pursuit Islamophobia to new heights. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s human rights body has strongly condemned the “unrelenting vicious Islamophobic campaign in India maligning Muslims for spread of COVID-19.

A report published by Business Recorder in April 19, 2020 revealed that Delhi is exploiting Covid-19 to hump the subjugation of Muslims in a genocidal manner. The Muslim population is suffering not just from COVID-19, but from a crisis of hatred, from a crisis hunger. The situation of the minorities has been serious especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Covid-19 spiked in India, New York Times Reported that Indian authorities have blamed Muslim groups for spreading the virus. Despite the fact the Indian atrocities against Muslims are clearly visible international community is quite.

Pakistan has been supporting its Kashmiri brothers from very first day and had been voicing the Kashmiri case at every international fora. Recently Pakistan wrote a letter to United Nations Human Rights Council against Indian atrocities on Kashmiri Muslims. Former Prosecutor General Punjab, Senior Advocate Syed Ihtesham Qadir Shah along with other renowned lawyers and Social Activists wrote the letter to UNHCR. It highlighted every aspect of how India is waging gross violent acts against Muslims of India as well as Kashmir. The letter is supported by many local and international legal firms and organizations working for Human Rights as well. It also highlighted that India is not only abusing its own Human rights values but also violating basic values of International Human Rights values i.e. Article 25 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

As the world moves there is a society which is static in its every aspect. It becomes more painful when that society sees the world watching in silence.

Kashmir Outcry: Unwrapping Humanitarian Crisis in the Region

Kashmir Outcry: Unwrapping Humanitarian Crisis in the Region

On Monday, September 23, 2019, IICR organized a one day national conference, “Kashmir Outcry: Unwrapping Humanitarian Crisis in the Region”. After the recitation of Holy Quran, Ms. Sabah Aslam, Executive Director IICR welcomed the guests. She said Pakistan has a long standing commitment with the Kashmiri freedom struggle movement which was reiterated by the Founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah himself who referred to Kashmir as the “jugular vein” of Pakistan. Vicious legal murder of Kashmiris on 5th of August was a sinister act to subdue Pakistan and its efforts to stabilize. Since then Kashmiris are being suppressed from voicing their pain. Living in humanitarian blackout Kashmiri’s want to be heard. Pakistan have been advocating the case of Kashmir since the beginning of the issue which has taken robust effect. Since the dawn of uproar in IOK, Pakistan have been unveiling humanitarian infringement.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting was the honorable Chief Guest. She highlighted the sinister role which Delhi is playing in context to Kashmir. She said that the fascist, racist and extremist Indian leadership should be made subservient to the UN charter and international laws. In her address, she asserted that Pakistan stands by the innocent Kashmiris and the PM will expose the Indian atrocities during his present visit to the US. She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was constantly sensitizing the leadership of international community about the Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir as fascist Indian PM Modi was threat not only to regional but entire world peace. She said time has come that United Nations would have to force India to follow its Charter and its resolutions on Kashmir. She said that coming United Nations General Assembly meeting is a test case for all humanitarian organizations. Referring to Modi she further added that Delhi’s Human Right Abuses is a constant threat to regional stability.

The program included two working sessions. First was chaired by Prof. Dr Syed Riffat Hussain of Department of Government and Public Policy at NUST, Islamabad. During the session eminent names enlightened the audience. Mr. Sayyid Abdullah Gillani, Repressentative of Syed Ali GIllani and Convener All Parties Huriyat Conference, juxtaposed Kashmir Issue with that of Palestine and stated that Indian market is the cause of international community’s silence. Amb. Afrasiab Hashmi followed him and explained in detail how India was moving from a self-proclaimed secular state to RSS influenced expansionist designs. He also hinted at the role of British in pre-independence era in making India Akhand Bharat.

Sitting MNA, and Chairman Kashmir Committee, Mr Fakhar Imam held the Radcliff Award responsible for the cause of Kashmir Issue. He believed that the only way forward towards resolution of Kashmir Issue is to consider the will of Kashmiri people. He further said the innocent people of Occupied Kashmir are being tortured by the Indian forces. He added that India is perpetrating ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri people to achieve its sordid designs. Also he contended that real issue of the sub-continent was a clash between the kingship and the public as the congress did not wish to see Muslims in power. He further added that every citizen of Pakistan expresses heartfelt sympathy with the oppressed Kashmiri people. Sketching back to pre-partition days he said that founder of Pakistan Quaid-e- Azam had far sighted that Muslims will not be secure under Hindu rule.

Maj Gen ® Raza Muhammad, Chairperson IICR articulated that East is going to be the Kibla of economy soon in future. Therefore, the international community specifically west will not make any effort for maintaining peace and stability of the region. According to him, the solution to Kashmir Issue was only political, the government is right in its strategy and this is not the end.
After a lunch break, the second working session was held, chaired by Dr Nazir Hussain, Director SPIR, Quaid e Azam University. Celebrated scholars contributed towards this session. Lt Gen ® Naeem Khalid Lodhi discussed connection between Iran, Afghanistan and Kashmir and implications on the region of growing Kashmir crisis. He also talked about the American, Chinese, Russian and Indo-Pak Interests.

International Law expert and Senior Managing partner of ABSCO,pk, Mr Ahmer Bilal Soofi was also part of the session. He discussed the legal aspects of mediation and also, how Pakistan held a high moral ground by taking this matter diplomatically to each forum. He also clarified that United Nations resolutions of 1947 and 1957 on Kashmir shall not be termed as just recommendations.

Whereas these resolutions have a binding character and cannot be referred to as exclusively recommendatory in nature. He added that the notion that these resolutions were just a recommendations needs to be reconsidered and corrected. He then further enlightened that in early days of the United Nations us used not to mention the title of the chapter under which it was passing the resolution despite it was the context and the substance of the resolution that would regulate the landscape of implementation.

Dr. Amna Mahmood, Chairperson Department of Politics and International Relations, Islamic International University suggested that Pakistan should keep in mind to maneuver a hard-liner policy as it seems that India is on lead as compared to Pakistan. She also elaborated the consequences of evacuation of Pak Army from Kashmir region. She also added that by revoking article 370 India has violated the Shimla Agreement. In addition she said that Pakistan should expand its diplomacy with the requirement of new dimensions in diplomacy and pull out itself from traditional sources of traditional international support.
Brig ® Dr Muhammad Khan of the same university was of the view that the current strategies are not working and there is a dire need for convincing the international community regarding Kashmir cause. He said that revoking article 370 has created humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir. He also asserted the importance of plebiscite in Kashmir. While commenting on current scenario he said that the current strategies are not enough and workable anymore. He also emphasized at the need of implementation of UN resolutions. Session two also entertained questions from the audience in the end.

In the end, Maj. Gen. Raza Muhammad® made the closing remarks and mementoes were distributed.