The only thing this video has wrong is that, according to Kashmiri human rights leader Parvez Imroz, India has arrested 20,000 to 30,000 Kashmiris since August 5th, not 4,000. We don’t know if the 13,000 abducted & incarcerated children are included in the estimates.
This video is a response to an election campaign video released by the Bharti Jantya Party (BJP), the ruling party of India (https://twitter.com/BJP4India/status/1112560352976429056), highlighting the economic growth and development that took place under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is a facade.Here is what they did not tell you: The Indian State has administered an inhumane occupation of Kashmiris since 1947. While Kashmiris are under a complete communications shutdown, this video aims to inform global audiences regarding the physical, psychological and political persecution of Kashmir. As well as the long struggle of the Kashmiri people for the right of self-representation and self-determination against all odds. The Indian State has granted the Indian Armed Forces complete impunity in the region under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). The act allows for arrests and search without warrant, destruction of property and use of lethal action even if it causes death. The Act further allows India Officers complete immunity under “good faith” which has empowered them to commit human rights transgressions such as torture, state abductions, mass rapes, use of pellet guns with intent to blind, targeting minors, and administering multiple civilian massacres over the years.The impact of such state overreach in the most militarized region in the world has been immense: Kashmiris have suffered economic losses, for example $1.4 billion in just the last two months. Children have lost school days, as parents refuse to let children attend school in times of high tensions. Kashmir faces frequent medical shortages, as curfews and telecommunication blackouts makes access to healthcare facilities difficult. Around 45% Kashmiri adults have been diagnosed with distress, 50% of Kashmiri women suffer from depression and 22% suffer from PTSD, meanwhile Kashmir only has one psychiatric hospital. To hide its criminal activity, the Indian state has suppressed all political representation of indigenous Kashmiri movements, abducted journalists, and regularly shut down internet and mobile services in the region to limit information. As the Indian State heads towards a local body “election” in Kashmir on the 25th of October 2019, political leadership, bar that of the Indian ruling party, either remains under arrest or has boycotted the election as a sham. We call on the viewers to play their part by adding their voices and efforts to the cause of Kashmir. Case4Kashmir is a collective of artists, academics, and activists dedicated to amplifying the voices of Kashmir. If you would like to work with us in any of these capacities contact us on: email@example.comResearcher: Aimun FaisalEditor/Post: Yasir ChangeziProducer: Aatir SohailExecutive Producer/Creative: Mohammad Jibran NasirApple Don’t Blink Video:Link: https://twitter.com/apple/status/773604633008680964?lang=enMusic Credits: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2-5se94M2I)Song: Tiger RhythmArtist: SurkinPhotography Credits:Photo at 00.26: Danish Ismail/ReutersPhoto at 01.57: Matt Brandon (https://thedigitaltrekker.com)References:India imposes lockdown Kashmir puts leaders house arrest.- Al Jazeerahttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/india-imposes-lockdown-kashmir-puts-leaders-house-arrest-190804174841241.htmlImpact of Violence on Children of JK – JKCSShttp://jkccs.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Impact-of-Violence-on-Children-of-JK-JKCCS.pdfIndia revokes Kashmir special status – latest update – Al Jazeerahttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/india-revokes-kashmir-special-status-latest-updates-190806134011673.htmlMEDIA PORTRAYAL OF KATHUA RAPE-AND-MURDER CASE – Dr. Ruheela Hassan http://www.researchdirections.org/Management/articleupload/article662.pdfKashmir’s Mental Health Crisishttps://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/06/kashmir-mental-health-crisis-160620085520339.htmlKashmir children are being brutalised – TRT World:https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/kashmir-s-children-are-being-brutalised-17207Will India identify bodies in Kashmir’s mass graves, like it did in Iraq – TRT Worldhttps://trtworld.com/magazine/will-india-identify-bodies-in-kashmir-s-mass-graves-like-it-did-in-iraq–17044Report on the situation of Human Rights in Kashmir – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/PK/DevelopmentsInKashmirJune2016ToApril2018.pdf
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