(The event is organized by Sanaah Sultan and is on Facebook and Twitter)
#StandWithKashmir on Sunday in Trafalgar Square.
WEAR BLACK, bring your friends and family.
Remind Kashmir and its people that they have not been forgotten.
Remind us, that we are not alone in this facing these atrocities.
Since the 8th of July the Indian State has enforced an ongoing siege upon the population of Kashmir. Countless war crimes are occurring as we speak and the death count is rising.
Kashmir, which is already the world’s most militarised zone is facing increasing military presence.
Over 76 people have been killed.
Over 100 people have lost their sight due to the unlawful use of pellets.
Over 6000 people have been injured.
All mobile and internet communication is barred by the State.
Ambulances and Ambulance drivers have been attacked.
There are reports of the use of a new skin burning chemical being unleashed upon a civilian population.
These are just a few examples of the atrocities taking place on the ground. The recent escalation does not call for the implementation of Human Rights but demands that we call these crimes what they are. War crimes. The simple answer is to grant Kashmiris the freedom to chose their own fate, one which is free from such tyranny and oppression.
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.