Comments on: Amnesty says hundreds detained in Kashmir without charge or trial Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: shugufta Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:11:32 +0000 “failure by the Indian state to hold plebiscite has become a source of mounting discontent among Kashmiris”.
If Indians are confident why don’t they hold plebiscite and win Kashmir which is still a souring dispute in south Asia.

By: shugufta Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:03:06 +0000 after a long time there is good news ….Kashmir to ‘study and learn’ from Amnesty report.

The Jammu and Kashmir government will study a report by the international watchdog Amnesty International on alleged human rights abuse in the state and would not relegate it to the “dustbin”, chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. “The report would not be ignored nor it would be thrown -study-and-learn-from-Amnesty-report/Art icle1-676787.aspx

By: shoaibo Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:22:08 +0000 Do Indians know they are being deceptive when they speak on Kashmir? Or is it a sort of self-deception.

If Pakistan had not taken Kashmir, every single princely state would have conveniently gone to India. Did Indian military not invade Hyderabad? Pakistan did not interfere because it was majority Hindu.

How about both armies vacate kashmir? How about a ‘democractic’ plebiscite? why would indians decline? after all, kashmiris love India.

Also, Kashmir pandits were expelled from Kashmir because of their continued support of Indian army in suppressing the kashmiri freedom struggle in the most brutal manner.

How can you possibly compare Azad Kashmir to IOK ?? It is simply laughable. btw, Amnesty international does report on azad kashmir. but according to indians, it has some sort of vendetta against indians.

You are right about kashmir not being the same as libya, egypt. Qaddafi is not even one-hundreth as brutal as India’s occupation force.

100,000+ dead
10,000+ raped

By: 777xxx777 Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:16:38 +0000 As long as Congress party will remain in power in New Delhi, the Kashmir situation will NOT improve. Period.

By the way, Mr Mushtaq,
well done!! but did you ever think that could you do such an article in tibet in china? or in PoK? or may be could amnesty do such a survey in Tibet or PoK? Have you done anything other than copy pasting amnesty report in this article OR is Reuters hell bent on degrading to lowest levels of reporting.

By: Windturner Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:12:30 +0000 PSA and AFSPA are draconian laws which should have no place in a democracy. And I agree with Netizan that it’s too late for plebiscite as a lot has changed over the last 6o years. What did not change is the reality that Pakistan OCCUPIED the Kashmir territory by force.

For all his runts against Indian administration, Mr. Mushtaq will never agree to this obvious fact though. Nor will he be able to appreciate that among all the conflict zones in the world, Indian administered part of Kashmir is perhaps the only place where the government allows world press and other watchdogs. So if a peaceful stone pelter dies of a stray bullet, that gets covered all over the world, while whatever ISI does in Pakistan’s occupied territories or China in Tibet or any other country in its conflict zones, never gets out. The result is that Muslim world thinks Indian government is the oppressive one and all is well everywhere else.

Mr Mushtaq will also want to ignore the fact that in the recent recruitment drive launched by Indian Army in Kashmir, the youth came in hoards to get themselves enrolled. It tells me that the people there prefer economic opportunities over propaganda. But he might want to look at it as claim for “Blood Money”

By: trickey Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:37:16 +0000 “It’s incomprehensible that there is zero international attention for kashmir. There was for Darfur (rightly so), there was for rwanda (rightfully so), there was for kuwait and bosnia, egypt, libya but not kashmir and bahrain. why?”

Uh. Because the situation in India and Bahrain is not nearly the same? Just guessing.

“Failure by the Indian state to hold plebiscite has become a source of mounting discontent among Kashmiris.”

You mean “mounting discontent among Pakistani Punjabis”.

“As long as Kashmir dispute is not addressed the problems will grow and human rights violations as well.”

Classic case of Pakistani escapism.

By: koulvivek Wed, 23 Mar 2011 03:29:46 +0000 I dont think plebiscite is possible unless the pakistan sponsored terrorism is brought to an end.Plebiscite can only be done on restoration of peace.Also its a complex issue from the point of view of minorities of Kashmir.There are around 60000 Hindus,Sikhs , Christians, Buddhists which constitutes the minority.A bulk of the Minority community is Kashmiri Pandits who have been forced to migrate from Kashmir because of their ethnic cleansing bu Muslim fundamentalists.All these people need to be restored back to Kashmir before any plebiscite is sought.The talk of plebiscite is easy to say on paper but it involves far greater human consequences than what we think of.

By: netizen Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:12:48 +0000 The criticism about not holding plebiscite is legitimate. From the beginning this has been hampered by Pakistan Army to vacate the territory it illegally occupied in 1948.

Besides Pakistan did not like the 3rd option, since they were/ are only interested in land grab. Another factor pulling the rug under the plebiscite argument is alteration of demographics in the last 60 years. A section of the Kashmiris have been ethnic cleansed and kicked out of the valley, from their ancestral home land.

Further complication is alteration of sectarian demographics in Occupied Kashmir, where Pakistan Army has deliberately settled Sunni muslims in Shia dominated areas.

Watch this video: sectarian-strife-in-gilgit-baltista_news

“Gilgit-Baltistan, September 27: Roads wear a deserted look, shopping and business centres remain shut and attendance in government offices and schools stays thin. This is the situation in Gilgit Baltistan, which is facing sectarian strife. The root cause is the influx of Sunnis from Pakistan – essentially Pashtuns. Since the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto regime in the mid 1970s, Islamabad has been continuously encouraging sectarian polarization in Gilgit-Baltistan. The situation worsened dramatically under General Zia-ul-Haq, when the military dictator encouraged cadres of the radical Sunni Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) to extend its activities to the Gilgit-Baltistan region. ISI-backed Sunni extremist organizations are now engaged in activities like bomb blasts and killings that provoke sectarian clashes.”

By: haleem11 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:45:48 +0000 Failure by the Indian state to hold plebiscite has become a source of mounting discontent among Kashmiris. As long as Kashmir dispute is not addressed the problems will grow and human rights violations as well.

By: haleem11 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:41:54 +0000 I wonder why why the Security Council didn’t similarly intervene in other conflict situations between a state and armed groups such as the Palestinians, Chechnya, the Lord’s Resistance Army, Kashmir and Algeria.