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International community should speak out against Indian actions in Kashmir

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IHRC are deeply concerned by the draconian and oppressive tactics of Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

The region has been under siege for the last four days with the population facing a curfew after the unjust conviction and hanging of Afzal Guru.

India has prevented groups from holding protests against what was largely seen as an unfair and unjust trial of Afzal Guru.  India has an atrocious human rights record in Kashmir, where forced disappearances, summary executions and rape are common practices in the Valley.

IHRC condemns the execution of Afzal Guru and the subsequent clampdown of the freedom of expression in the Valley.  IHRC calls for the siege of Kashmir to end, for all criminals within the security forces to be held accountable and for the free and fair democratic right of the Kashmiri people to be given so that they can determine their own future.

Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said, “The situation in Kashmir has been ignored by the world for far too long.  It is time for people to act and for the people of Kashmir to have their voice heard in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution 47.”

Notes to editors

1) For all media enquiries please email media@ihrc.org or call 020 8904 4222 

2) Note on resolution 47, this briefing deals with self-determination

http://ihrc.org.uk/publications/briefings/5419-kashmir-and-self-determination-international-law-as-a-way-forward

3) Note on HR abuses, this briefing details with half-widows

http://ihrc.org.uk/publications/briefings/9967-half-widows-in-kashmir

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