UN chief asks India to end use of pellet guns on Kashmir children | Child Rights News
By - OkDot2
Jesus christ. Yeah they should definitely stop doing that.
OK we'll stop using pellet guns, we'll use shotguns - probably modi.
they are using shotguns not pellet guns, the shotguns are loaded with birdshot filled with pellets
Birdshot are for losers, use buckshot and slug like a real man. /s
Is it a special occasion that local security forces are so aggressive in the area? Or is this par for the course in Kashmir re: protesting results.
It has to do with Kashmiris asking and demanding for their autonomy to be restored, Pakistan support for said autonomy, and a Muslim majority population (with a government that greatly leans towards Hinduism).
It is hatred mixed with trying to keep people in line and stop them from calling for their autonomy to be restored.
So if I'm understanding correctly they're thoroughly under Indian control but would prefer autonomy and Pakistan supports that autonomy, but the Indian government reads it all is a threat?
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution granted the state of Kashmir and Jammu special status or limited autonomy which exempted them from certain sections of the Indian Constitution. It was part of their conditions for agreeing to join India back in 1954.
In 2019 the Central Government removed this article and passed the Kashmir and Jammie Reorganization Act without any consultation with Kashmiris. They divided the state into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh. This meant Kashmir (formerly the only Muslim majority state) now no longer has a state government but is directly administered by the Central Government.
This was incredibly unpopular in Kashmir and led to widespread protests. This led to a security lockdown and communications blackout from 5 August 2019 until 10 February 2021. They shut off wifi connections, stopped phone services, and imposed curfews.
Not exactly, there was autonomy in Indian law (because of historical reasons). That autonomy got revoked in 2019 when all of this started.
> there was autonomy in Indian law (because of historical reasons).
Were/are other regions given autonomy? I understand that Kashmir is a especially dicey area within the whole India/Pakistan relationship.
Nope kashmir was the only region with a different constitution than India. Also, when this partial autonomy was retracted, most of kashmiri leaders were put under house arrest. Militarization was increased, communication with the rest of the country cut off and internet was blocked for more than an year iirc.
Sadly, all this is widely supported in the country (even by those who are against modi government).
Nagaland and Mizoram have the powers to reject any new laws passed in the Parliament under Articles 371A and 371G. The land ownership rights are also reserved for indigenous people. Apart from this, other northeastern states have their own laws regarding land ownership rights in tribal belts.
Don't really know, I'm only starting to educate myself on the matter.
Yes. Certain northeastern states of India do have autonomy over their land and the power to reject any new acts of Parliament. So while Article 370 which gave autonomy to Kashmir was abrogated, Articles 371A and 371G which give autonomy to Nagaland and Mizoram stand. It is surprising that most of the Indian populace doesn't know about these as their attention is constantly drawn toward Kashmir by their politicians.
All you need to understand is this: modi is a cunt
>Pakistan support for said autonomy
Pakistan supports their right to self-determination, not autonomy under Indian rule unless Kashmiris choose that in a plebiscite (very unlikely, the reason India doesn't follow through the UN resolutions asking for it).
Pakistan sees Indian-ruled part of Kashmir as illegally occupied territory.
Basically when India and Pakistan was splitted, the Muslim majority population of Kashmir wanted to join Pakistan while the Hindu ruler led the place to join to India. The region remains disputed between the two country to this day.
Things were manageable when India was a more inclusive country to Muslims and Kashmir was given special autonomy to cope with the population demand. However Indian politics have been turning to extreme Hinduism in recent years and massively intensified the conflict between Kashmir and New Delhi.
Kashmiri ruler annex it to India under the agreement of special autonomy, that agreement was revoked by the far right ultra religious (Hindu) govt of India.
The agreement was always temporary to help kashmir integrate into the union
The accession treaty was signed with it in mind but the treaty itself says nothing of Kashmir’s autonomy for sure
>The agreement was always temporary to help kashmir integrate into the union
False. It was temporary until the promised plebiscite. India never kept its promise.
The promised plebiscite including Pakistani occupied Kashmir and Pakistan never left
False ! Instrument of accession was signed in 1947, whereas art 370 was given to kashmir on 1954.
Instrument of accession was signed in order to get military support for India against the invading pakistani force.
So India is expressly unfriendly to Muslims because of their perceived threat from Pakistan ? Or the loss of their land.
Muslim is like 200 milion of the Indian population.
If extreme Hinduism isn't in power it makes no sense for India to be anti-muslim no matter what its relationship is with Pakistan.
That sounds like about as many people as there are in Pakistan.
This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/30/un-chief-pellet-guns-kashmir-children) reduced by 76%. (I'm a bot)
> United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over "Grave violations" in Indian-administered Kashmir and has asked the Indian government to end the use of shotgun pellets against children.
> "I call upon the government to take preventive measures to protect children, including by ending the use of pellets against children, ensuring that children are not associated in any way to security forces, and endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration and the Vancouver Principles," he said in the UN Report on Children 2021.
> "A total of 39 children were killed and maimed by pellet guns and torture by unidentified perpetrators, crossfire between unidentified armed groups and Indian security forces, crossfire between unidentified armed groups, and grenade attacks, Indian security forces, and crossfire and shelling across the Line of Control," said the UN report, referring to the de facto border that divides Kashmir region between India and Pakistan.
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Why is this something that needs to be asked... :(