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We at @BarHumanRights were glad to put together this powerful panel on #Kashmir yesterday. My closing remarks - the international community must demand an end to the cycle of impunity. Let @UNHumanRights and investigating teams in to document violations to pursue accountability.
In response to a question by @SteveBakerHW y’day, PM @BorisJohnson said whilst Kashmir was a profound concern, nothing had changed in the UK position. But we can and must advocate with @eu_eeas that international and UN teams should be allowed in.
With thanks to @MirzaWaheed for his powerful literary opening, painting modern events against a backdrop of growing up in the Valley. He described growing up in curfew, how it impacted Kashmiris. He questioned whether siege was now stg more permanent.

With thanks to @gautambhatia88 who so skilfully condensed the complexities of how the constitutional revisions/scrappings came to pass & how strangely the Indian Supreme Ct has responded to urgent habeus corpus applications through constitutional evasion.

With thanks to @NitashaKaul who gave us a snapshot of her authoritative evidence to @HouseForeign last week, on the lack of strategy of the Modi govt & on the cynical use of economy/development as a front for Islamiphobia as part of Hindutva project.

This week, the @UNHumanRights has put out a powerful statement about the need for India to unlock the crisis that is depriving people of numerous basic human rights. This follows a critical report in June 2018 & UNSRs strong criticism on #KashmirLockdown.
The international community must stand up & not pretend to notice nothing unusual is happening in Kashmir. India is a democracy, but where there is serious unaccountability for past atrocities. There must be a voice to speak for a silenced population whose consent was not sought.
Thank you to our @BarHumanRights members who joined us, and everyone else who came to listen and take part in the active discussion afterwards. With special thanks to our partners at the Conduit for hosting the event.
Last but not least by any measure, with many thanks to @john_pether for his eloquent potted summary of the politics and history of Kashmir and his knowledgeable contribution and brilliant moderation.
Thank you all. #Kashmir #HumanRights
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