US court seeks explanation from Modi over annexation of IOK » Kashmir Media Service

Washington, September 20 (KMS): A US court has asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of his government to respond within 21 days to the charge that they have illegally occupied the internationally–recognised disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir and are committing gross human rights violations there.

A US district court in Houston, Texas, has taken the action on a complaint filed by the Kashmir Khalitsan Referendum Front. Modi is scheduled to address a joint rally with President Donald Trump in Houston on Sunday (September 22).

The Front has complained that the Modi-led government illegally annexed Kashmir on August 5 in violation of international laws. It has also nominated Indian Interior Minister Amit Shah and another functionary, Kanwal Jeet Singh, as the accused responsible for this illegal occupation and for committing gross human rights violations in the territory, daily Dawn reported.

The human rights abuses include imposition of a prolonged and unprecedented curfew, complete communication lockdown, denial of basic necessities to the inhabitants, illegal detention, enforced disappearances, torture and extrajudicial killings.

The complainant has quoted a September 14 report by the Associated Press news agency, which describes the situation in the occupied territory as alarming. It quotes personal accounts of violence and intimidation committed by Indian soldiers.

In more than 50 interviews, residents in a dozen villages told AP that the Indian government has imposed a severe security crackdown in the region and Indian soldiers have been beating up the local people and, in some cases, subjecting them to electric shocks. AP reported that people in Kashmir had been forced to eat dirt or drink filthy water.

One Response to “US court seeks explanation from Modi over annexation of IOK”

  1. 1. Irfan Says:

    If Modi Govt. has the right to repeal Article 370 then US court has the right to ask for its justification from Modi government ; by the way it shows the flawed system of justice of India.
    A foreign country court is asking for explanation from an elected government that is enough shame for Indian people (if they feel).
    Enough shame for so-called democracy.
    ڈوب کے مرنے کا مقام ہے۔

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