January 15: The Human Rights Watch in its 2009 annual report released in New York castigates India for ignoring calls to conduct independent investigation to determine the fate of thousands of people who have disappeared during the last two decades in occupied Kashmir. The organization points out that India is continuing to provide extra-ordinary powers to its troops and grant them immunity from prosecution. The report says that the Indian paramilitary forces are responsible for extra judicial killings, arbitrary detention, due process violations, and ill treatment in custody in Jammu and Kashmir and in Indian state of Manipur. Criticizing laws such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, it points out that these laws p[rovide impunity to Indian police and troops. »

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January 2: The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations, a federation of twenty civil liberties and democratic rights groups from across India, in a statement demands an immediate identification, prosecution and arrest of the men in uniform involved in Shopian double rape and murder incident. »

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January 04: The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a letter to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon urges him to call an immediate session of the UN Security Council and pass an additional resolution to press India to hold a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. »

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January 1:

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, reveals that Indian troops in their unabated acts of state-terrorism have martyred 118 innocent Kashmiris including 5 women and 7 children during the year 2012. It says that 7 of those martyred have been killed in custody. The report points out that Indian paramilitary troopers and policemen during house raids, crackdowns, firing and teargas shelling have tortured and critically injured 868 civilians besides destroying 40 residential houses while 715 persons have been arrested during the year. Seven Kashmiris have been subjected to custody disappearance and 23 women have been disgraced or molested by the men in uniform in the year.
The report maintains that the troops have killed 17 Kashmiris including a child in the month of December in 2012 alone. The report further says that since 1989 till December 31, 2012, the troops have martyred 93,831 innocent Kashmiris, including 6,996 killed in fake encounters or in custody. »

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January 1:

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service reveals that Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism have martyred 168 innocent Kashmiris including 8 women and 10 children during the year 2011. It says that of those martyred 10 have been killed in custody. These killings have rendered 34 children orphaned and 13 women widowed. »

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*RESOLUTION 51 (1948) ON THE INDIA-PAKISTAN QUESTION SUBMITTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF SYRIA AND ADOPTED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL AT ITS 312TH MEETING HELD ON 3 JUNE, 1948 (DOCUMENT NO. S/819, DATED THE 3RD JUNE, 1948). »

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RESOLUTION 47 (1948) ON THE INDIA-PAKISTAN QUESTION SUBMITTED JOINTLY BY THE REPRESENTATIVES FOR BELGIUM, CANADA, CHINA, COLUMBIA, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ADOPTED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL AT ITS 286TH MEETING HELD ON 21 APRIL, 1948. (DOCUMENT NO. S/726, DATED THE 21ST APRIL, 1948). »

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*DRAFT RESOLUTION PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT (CANADA) OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND THE RAPPORTEUR (BELGIUM) ON 6 FEBRUARY, 1948 (DOCUMENT NO. 667, DATED THE 10TH FEBRUARY, 1948) »

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*RESOLUTION 39 (1948) SUBMITTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF BELGIUM AND ADOPTED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL AT ITS 230TH MEETING HELD ON 20 JANUARY, 1948. (DOCUMENT NO. S/654, DATED THE 20TH JANUARY, 1948). »

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* RESOLUTION 38 (1948) SUBMITTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF BELGIUM AND ADOPTED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL AT ITS 229TH MEETING HELD ON 17 JANUARY 1948. (DOCUMENT NO. S/65I, DATED THE 17TH JANUARY, 1948). »

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Mr. Chairman, Fellow Panelists: First of all, I wish to express my deep appreciation to the conveners of this Forum for selecting its theme and inviting me to speak on it. Though diverse conferences are being held with diverse orientations and from diverse motives on the subject we are dealing with, I still regard it a great misfortune for the country and people known as Kashmir that they should still be so little understood, their plight heard about with apathy and their story easily forgotten or subsumed under other topics. »

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