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United Nations accepts that India is trying to change the demographics of Muslim majority region of Jammu and Kashmir.

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India: UN experts say Jammu and Kashmir changes risk undermining minorities’ rights


GENEVA (18 February 2021) – UN human rights experts are concerned India’s decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy and enact new laws could curtail the previous level of political participation of Muslim and other minorities in the country, as well as potentially discriminate against them in important matters including employment and land ownership.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir was established with specific autonomy guarantees to respect the ethnic, linguistic and religious identities of its people. It was also the only state in India with a Muslim majority. On 5 August 2019, the Government unilaterally and without consultation revoked the constitutional special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and in May 2020, passed the so-called Domicile Rules which removed protections given to those from the territory. Subsequent changes to land laws are further eroding these protections.

“The loss of autonomy and the imposition of direct rule by the Government in New Delhi suggests the people of Jammu and Kashmir no longer have their own government and have lost power to legislate or amend laws in the region to ensure the protection of their rights as minorities,” said Fernand de Varennes, Special Rapporteur on minority issues and Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.

“The number of successful applicants for domicile certificates that appear to be from outside Jammu and Kashmir raises concerns that demographic change on a linguistic, religious and ethnic basis is already underway,” said the experts.
The new legislation overrides previous laws which granted the Kashmiri Muslim, Dogri, Gojri, Pahari, Sikh, Ladhaki and other established minorities rights to buy property, own land, and access certain state jobs.

“These legislative changes may have the potential to pave the way for people from outside the former state of Jammu and Kashmir to settle in the region, alter the demographics of the region and undermine the minorities’ ability to exercise effectively their human rights,” the experts said.

They urged the Government of India to ensure that the economic, social and cultural rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are protected, and that they are able to express their political opinions and participate meaningfully in matters affecting them.
The experts are in contact with the Government on this matter.

 

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It's why Kashmiri are targeting Hindus and Indians

India is already a utter communal shithole, forcing populations together is a disaster
 

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Let see, how long UNSC member especially China stay silent on violating UNSC resolution Kashmir. On one side India vying for UNSC seat and another side violating UNSC resolution. What a hypocrite country India is. How long UNSC member will tolerate this hypocrisy?
 

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UN experts raise concern over India's move to enact laws in IIOJK that could discriminate Muslims, other minorities

  • “The number of successful applicants for domicile certificates that appear to be from outside Jammu and Kashmir raises concerns that demographic change on a linguistic, religious and ethnic basis is already underway,” the UN experts said.
  • The experts are in contact with the Indian government on this matter.

Aisha Mahmood 19 Feb 2021

United Nations (UN) human rights experts have voiced their concerns regarding India’s decision to end Illegally Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir's (IIOJK) autonomy and enact new laws that could curtail as well as potentially discriminate political participation, employment and land ownership against Muslim and other minorities.

Two Special Rapporteurs on minority issues and freedom of religion or belief, Fernand de Varennes and Ahmed Shaheed in a statement said that on August 5 2019, India unilaterally and without consultation revoked the constitutional special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and later passed the 'so-called Domicile Rules which removed protections given to those from the territory'.

Changes to land laws by the Indian government are further eroding these protections, the two Rapporteurs said. They said from the number of successful applicants for domicile certificates that appear to be from outside IIOJK raises concerns that demographic change on a linguistic, religious and ethnic basis is already underway.

The experts further said that IIOJK, the only state in India with a Muslim majority, was established with specific autonomy guarantees to respect the ethnic, linguistic and religious identities of its people.

“The loss of autonomy and the imposition of direct rule by the Government in New Delhi suggests the people of Jammu and Kashmir no longer have their own government and have lost power to legislate or amend laws in the region to ensure the protection of their rights as minorities,” Varennes and Shaheed stated.

They said that these legislative changes may have the potential to pave the way for people from outside the valley to settle in the region, 'alter the demographics of the region and undermine the minorities’ ability to exercise effectively their human rights'.
The UN experts have urged India to ensure that the economic, social and cultural rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are protected, and that they are able to express their political opinions and participate meaningfully in matters affecting them.
On February 17, a delegation of foreign envoys from African, European and Latin American countries, began their two-day tour of IIOJK. The authorities removed five security bunkers from the main roads in Srinagar, which locals said was done to give “a false sense of normalcy to the visiting envoys”.

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Facing such overwhelming odds regarding to what Pakistan considers her jugular, she cannot guarantee that she would run out of patience with respect to India.

The armed forces of the country have aptly termed Kashmir as a nuclear flashpoint endangering regional and world peace.

An intervention in India is imperative for mankinds struggle for mutually assured coexistence.
 

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Facing such overwhelming odds regarding to what Pakistan considers her jugular, she cannot guarantee that she would run out of patience with respect to India.

The armed forces of the country have aptly termed Kashmir as a nuclear flashpoint endangering regional and world peace.

An intervention in India is imperative for mankinds struggle for mutually assured coexistence.
Pakistan shouldn't have agreed to cease fire. Imran seems catipulating. May be because like your former speaker said Bajwa's legs were shaking on thought India attacking Pakistan after Balakot.
 

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Pakistan shouldn't have agreed to cease fire. Imran seems catipulating. May be because like your former speaker said Bajwa's legs were shaking on thought India attacking Pakistan after Balakot.
When are your Rafale being delivered? The arms race introduced by India in the region is testament of its paranoia
 

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Only Cartoon-e-Azam PM Imran Khan and General Qamar Javed Bajwa are responsible for this.

Stop begging the UN and others, send in an invasion army instead. If that's too much for the incompetent PTI Government, then at least try and turn the region into a nuclear flashpoint.

Some previous examples:
1999: Kargil war: Pakistan planned to drop nuclear bomb on India during conflict, former CIA officer claims

2002: Pakistan boasted of nuclear strike on India within eight seconds

2013: Indian police warn Kashmiris to prepare for nuclear war

2016: Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif Threatens To Nuke India

Not this:
2019: The End of Article 370: How Pakistan Surrendered Kashmir

PM Imran Khan: "What... I should do, launch an attack on India?" Duh!
 

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then at least try and turn the region into a nuclear flashpoint.
Come on dude? A small disagreement can’t be reason enough for a nuclear conflict.

Good to see the current dispensation in Pakistan is realising the futility of a conflict and deciding to implement the ceasefire agreement.

Hope that peace prevails.
 

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He is treated as a God in India. He will never go to war with India
Come on dude? A small disagreement can’t be reason enough for a nuclear conflict.

Good to see the current dispensation in Pakistan is realising the futility of a conflict and deciding to implement the ceasefire agreement.

Hope that peace prevails.
Kashmir maybe small and insignificant for India.

For Pakistan its her jugular.
 

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For Pakistan its her jugular.
I still think calling nuclear word every second day is not a good idea. World expects a nuclear nation to be a bit calibrated in its words too. If you want to use it then use it.
But calling nuclear nuclear every second day sounds a little irresponsible.
Kashmir maybe small and insignificant for India.
And Kashmir is not insignificant to India.
 

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I still think calling nuclear word every second day is not a good idea. World expects a nuclear nation to be a bit calibrated in its words too. If you want to use it then use it.
But calling nuclear nuclear every second day sounds a little irresponsible.
We didn't build these missiles for show. They are to be used
 

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We didn't build these missiles for show. They are to be used
Ok

Nobody makes missiles for show. But they don’t shout so much.
If you feel that nothing else is working then use it. If you shout too much then world looses faith in your word and that is not a good thing.
 

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