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Vigil in Ireland for Kashmir – 7 Sept
September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This Time, the World is Watching in Kashmir
A vigil for Kashmir
7 September 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the GPO, Dublin
The name of this event is taken from ‘This Time the World is Watching in Kashmir’
On August 5th, at midnight local time, the disputed territory was abruptly cut off from all communication, both with the outside world and within Kashmir, as India snapped internet and phone connections and shut down all Kashmiri television channels. A strict curfew was imposed across Kashmir with a population of 8 million.
During the previous week, an additional 50,000 Indian troops had been moved into Kashmir, to join the roughly 750,000 already deployed there. And on August 6, the Indian home minister announced that India was revoking Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution, which gave Kashmir some limited autonomy and restricted outsiders from buying land in the state
The long and dismal record of Indian human rights abuses in Kashmir had, until now, been routinely ignored by the outside world.
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1) Immediate cessation of Indian violence against Kashmiri civilians and restoration of all civil and political rights.
2) Recognize the right of the Kashmiri people to determine their own political future, and mediate a just settlement based on the right to self-determination. In this process, international monitors must ensure that there is no government reprisal or intimidation against the people of Kashmir as they discuss future arrangements and express their political aspirations.
3) Demilitarize both sides of the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Further, to demilitarize all of Kashmir and immediately revoke Indian emergency laws such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.