International solidarity

Committee to Protect Journalists Urges India to Uphold Press Freedom in Kashmir

Genocide Watch: Current Alerts: Kashmir 

Editorial, The Lancet (170819): “Fear and uncertainty around Kashmir’s future”

Palestinian BDS National Committee, Mondoweiss (140819): Solidarity and unity in opposing global militarization: BNC statement on Kashmir

Frontline Defenders (130819): India must ensure the safety of human rights defenders in Jammu and Kashmir

Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada (130819): “Canada continues to closely follow developments in Jammu and Kashmir. In recent days, I have spoken to many Canadians—including Canadians of Kashmiri descent who have family in Jammu and Kashmir—about this important issue. Like them, Canada is concerned about the risk of escalation, infringements on civil rights and reports of detentions. We encourage meaningful discussions and consultations with affected communities. We call on all parties to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control and in the region.”

69 human rights activists and organizations sign letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “We strongly believe that for India to be able to continue to define itself as a democracy it must allow public discourse and debate on #Kashmir”.

Human Rights Watch (120819): “India Needs to Step Back in Kashmir.”

Sixty-four citizens comprising Kashmiri Pandits, Dogras and Sikhs have stated that they “unequivocally condemn the abrogation of Article 370,” and have made a call for “an immediate lifting of the state of siege” in the Valley. Full list of names and statement available on The Quint.

Thomas Suozzi, Democratic Party, United States
“I am concerned Prime Minister Modi’s recent actions in Kashmir have contributed to tensions higher than ever; our administration must make Kashmir a major focus. PM Khan’s recent trip to USA assures we are working together to counter extremism and other issues.”

Margot Wallström, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
@margotwallstrom
“Closely following serious developments in Kashmir. The population of Kashmir must be included in decisions concerning its future.”

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, UK
@jeremycorbyn
“The situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing. Human rights abuses taking place are unacceptable. The rights of the Kashmiri people must be respected and UN resolutions implemented.”

Magid Magid, Green Party MEP for Yorkshire & The Humber and Former Lord Mayor of Sheffield
@MagicMagid
“Wishing you all a blessed Eid Mubarak! I hope your day is filled with nothing but love, hope & joy! As we celebrate let’s also remember and pray for the people of Kashmir, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq & wherever people are suffering injustice and persecution.”

Phil Bennion
Lib Dem MEP for West Midlands region
“…condemn outrageous move by India to revoke autonomy of Kashmir. We stand with Kashmiris. LibDems will be moving urgency resolution seeking very strong action…”

Richard Corbett
Leader, Labour MEPs. Yorks&Humber
“The Kashmir issue has long been neglected by the international community, despite the very clear UN Security Council resolutions that require the issue to be settled by a referendum of the Kashmiri people themselves.”

Liz McInnes
Labor MP and Shadow Foreign Minister
“Today I have written to Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab to ask what representation he has made to the Indian Government regarding their unilateral decision to abolish #Kashmir’s special status, and what discussions he has had with the UN over this increasingly volatile situation.”

Julie Ward
Labour Co-op MEP NW England
“I strongly condemn India’s illegal and unconstitutional revocation of Article 370 to annexe Kashmir. I call on the European Union and Member States to work with the Indian and Pakistani governments as well as the people of Kashmir and Jammu, including the diaspora community, to ensure that the conflict does not escalate.”

Lee Rhiannon
@leerhiannon, former MP New South Wales, Australia
“#IndianGovernment stands condemned for acts of brutality and human rights abuses in #Kashmir. Modi regime may cut off mobile and internet, bring in more troops but they can not destroy Kashmiris fight for self-determination. #StandwithKashmir #EndKashmirBlockade”

Faisal Rashid
Labour MP, UK
“Over 45 MPs and peers have co-signed my letter calling on @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres to intervene and prevent India’s unconstitutional attack on Kashmir’s autonomy. The international community must #StandWithKashmir”

MEPs, Irina von Wiese, Shaffaq Mohammed, Phil Bennion, Judith Bunting, Chris Davies, Antony Hook, Martin Horwood, Lucy Nethsingha and Sheila Ritchie appeal to the High Representative of the EU, Ms Federica Mogherini to act on escalating situation in Kashmir.

International Commission of Jurists:  “India: Ending autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir fans flames of existing human rights crisis”

Rafto Foundation Norway: “We are deeply concerned for the Rafto Laureates in Kashmir”

Amnesty International, PUDR, PUCL and more: Statements and reactions to the move by Indian government to revoke Article 370 on J&K special status

Blood Leaves its Trail (Khoon Diy Baarav) screened at Festival dei Diritti Umani, a Human Rights Film Festival in Milan, Italy, in May 2019.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (080419): ELCIC letter to UN on peace for Kashmir 2019