Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a weak-kneed statement on India’s onslaught against Kashmir titled “India Needs to Step Back in Kashmir”–to which Stand With Kashmir responded “India needs to go back from Kashmir.”

In the statement, HRW says there are “exceptional circumstances” that “allow governments to temporarily suspend some rights.” Will HRW tell us which ‘exceptional circumstances’ in Kashmir allow India to set curfews, lock down the whole population, close schools, shut down mosques, shoot pellet guns & rubber bullets at unarmed protesters, cut off all telecommunications? Don’t equivocate, HRW! Take an uncompromising human rights stand & denounce India for this treachery & criminality.

HRW statement on Kashmir: