|Editorial By: Nida Mahmoed|
In response of “Million March Call”, Indian Government have been put hundreds of people under preventive detention and deployed security forces at their peak in the Kashmir.
Narendra Modi government thinks that “Million March” called, to show the world that “Kashmiris are against the Indian Occupation”. Though Syed Ali Shah Gilani issued a statement in Srinagar, and said that the Million March program of November 7 at TRC in Srinagar would be a clear message to those people who mercilessly massacred millions of innocent and unarmed Muslims in Jammu in 1947.
Entire valley under the heavy deployment of Indian security forces but could see colossal presence of Kashmiri’s on roads especially women. Dukhtaran-e- Millat, J&K’s women activists came on roads along their kids to attend the Million March.
Large women presence on roads sends the message to entire world especially those organizations, which are stand for the “women rights”. For last 25 years, Kashmiri women are wearing veil of sorrows. Indian forces are not just involved in killing the innocence citizens of Kashmir also they have been raped several Kashmiri women.
Rape most often occurs during crackdowns, cordon-and-search operations during which men are held for identification in parks or school yards while security forces search their homes. Rape is used as a means of targeting women, whom the security forces accuse of being militant sympathizers; in raping Kashmiri women, the security forces are attempting to humiliate the entire community.
Although the international press and Indian human rights groups have reported on the widespread use of rape by Indian security forces in Kashmir valley, the use of rape in the conflict has seldom attracted much international condemnation.
Kashmiri women are more now promising towards participating in freedom protests as they want to give a secure future to new generation of Kashmir.
However, Kashmiri women are struggling to get free from persecute of Indian security forces, but still there has some responsibility toward international community to remind India to stop violence over the people of Kashmir and remind them that how The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) prohibits torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, which applies to internal conflicts, prohibits murder, torture and ill-treatment of non-combatants by both government and militant forces. Rape is clearly prohibited by Common Article 3; it is customarily understood to constitute both cruel treatment and an outrage on personal dignity.
Although it is also true that Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions does not currently meet the conditions in region of Kashmir. Vice versa, Indian government delaying the foreign advice on Kashmir’ UN mandated plebiscite and not accepting Kashmir as an international recognized dispute.
If everything is smooth in Kashmir, then why Kashmiri women are not getting the justice and Red Cross demand that this article “reaffirms because it became clear that it was necessary to strengthen the protection of women, who are victims of rape in disputed regions.
Might today “Million March” is not meet the criteria of success but women interest in “Million March” send a prominent message that India can not win hearts with force and injustice only bring the anger nor a love, no matter how many packages have been announced by Indian government.