Posters surfaced in IIOJ&K for International InterventionDecember 19, 2023
Posters challenging India’s Hindutva-driven policies have surfaced in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, conveying a strong message against the suppression of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. Displayed by various Hurriyat organizations across the territory, these posters call upon the international community to take concrete steps for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, aligning with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.
Embodying the spirit of the January 5, 1949 UN resolution, some posters emphasize the principle of the right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people. They highlight that even India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, acknowledged the Kashmiris’ right to a plebiscite. Lamenting the collective punishment faced by the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir for merely demanding the UN-mandated plebiscite, the posters underscore the urgency of addressing their legitimate aspirations.
Accusing New Delhi of employing nefarious tactics to hamper Kashmiris’ genuine demand for self-determination, the posters assert that Kashmir has never accepted Indian illegal occupation. The assertion is grounded in the belief that Jammu and Kashmir is not India’s internal matter; rather, it remains an international dispute on the United Nations agenda. Streets of Srinagar have witnessed an array of posters conveying this powerful message.
The posters also criticize India for disregarding the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future in line with UN resolutions. They highlight the Indian Supreme Court’s influenced decision, driven by the Hindutva ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which bypassed the principles of law and justice to announce the verdict on Article 370 status.
The plea extends beyond the territorial boundaries, urging the global community to exert pressure on India to restore Kashmir’s special status and address the longstanding dispute according to UN resolutions. By doing so, the posters hope to bring attention to the plight of the Kashmiri people and the need for international intervention.
In light of the posters, the message is clear: the world must be vigilant against the alleged evil designs of the BJP regime and its anti-Kashmir policies. The call for international support resonates as a plea for justice, urging the global community to play a pivotal role in ensuring the restoration of Kashmir’s rights and the resolution of the ongoing conflict following international norms and principles.