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Brutalities in Kashmir reach 80 days
By:Maha Elgenaidi, USA
Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 6:58 pm

FYI. Congressional hearing on Kashmir today.

This is Malik Mujahid’s organization.

Maha Elgenaidi

Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group (ING) | http://www.ing.org

408-296-7312 x 170 (o) | 408-393-8202 (m) | Elgenaidi@ing.org

"Children in Kashmir are prevented from accessing urgent medical care. Basic necessities — including baby food, milk and medicines are in short supply. Parents are not sending their children to school for fear they will be injured, detained or killed and have no way of communicating with them.” Armed forces have illegally detained 13,000 Kashmiri boys and are abusing them, physically and sexually. –Alisa Khan

Despite the Indian government’s insistence that everything is back to normal, the situation in Kashmir is horrifying. Not even children are spared.

The Indian army’s government’s brutal crackdown on Kashmir is following the same script that China has used in East Turkestan: high-tech surveillance and control paired with a gradual policy of colonization by Hindu Indians (read more below). Meanwhile, the Burmese Army builds new bases on Rohingya graves (see below).

Justice For All is carrying on campaigns for accountability and human rights in each of these dire situations. All these struggles are linked together. Read on for an update on our three central campaigns.

Free Kashmir Action: Congressional Hearing Today
Though some mobile services have restarted in the Kashmir valley, the majority of the region remains under a communications blackout.

In the United States, there will be a hearing featuring Kashmir today, October 22nd, at 10 AM - 4 PM on Capitol Hill.

Here are some channels that may live stream it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtxAmeCl0xtSuo7tHZpgcQA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCjgHrMgPEqDvCmPc9BbJA/videos

Please watch the hearing closely and monitor what is being said.

· Contact your Congresspeople and encourage them to attend the hearing.

Use our advocacy tool and urge your representative to attend this important hearing.

Script
"I am a constituent and would like my Congressperson to attend the hearing on ‘Human Rights in South Asia’ held by the House Subcommittee on Asia on Monday October 22, 2019 at 10 A.M. to hear testimony on human rights abuses in Kashmir. Children as young as 6 are being abducted by the military. 13,000 boys are missing."

· Monitor the hearing and if you hear things that are contrary to the truth, contact your Congressperson and share the real situation with them.

· Join us on Twitter tomorrow from 10:00 am to 4 pm with the hashtag: #FreeKashmir.

· October 27th will have global vigils and protests for Kashmir.