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If FRANCE 24 is offering an English service, what has happened to all the English speakers? Other than the narrator (and even then, there are a few not so small question marks) just about every voiceover is cringingly Gallic. It would almost be easier trying to decipher the Kashmiri Udru-English mix...
Muslims in india enjoy equal rights and more rights and facilities as they are labelled as minorities.It is the Muslim rich ,muslim fundamentalists and the ppliticians who use them as pawns. As far as Kashmir is concerned, all the hindus were targeted ,killed during ethnic cleansing.and when the indian army is blamed for the atrocities on them how do we know that it is not the enemy who does all this to destroy the people's faith the Indian government. Instead of blaming each other ,india and Pakistan should understand that India was ruled by the British and they always had the divide and urle strategy which they adopt even now.So it is the west ,the superpowers who benefit from the squabbling and the proxy war in Kashmir.
When India was part of the British Empire, they were not under English rule, but British rule and it was called the British Raj. When he comes out with such codswollop as he he has Joseph Walker is only exposing his ignorance to the world. Before only Joseph Walker knew that he was a fool, noe the world also knows it.
Lack of knowledge seems to be normal for those who cannot understand the story of the PARTITION of British India in August 1947, and Joseph Walker seems to be totally out of his league when writing about the true nature of what is happening in Kashmir today.
This is in refrence with the elections being held in kashimir . i wonder what kind of elections this is under the seige of 8 lakh indian troops. people are being froced to vote.The whole world saw and witness the gross human rights violations against the innocent kashimir,s but the hard irony is not even single west or European country condemn and came for help .Here I would talk about who claim to be a supreme major world power remain silent other wise I single phone call of US president to Indian Pm could have stabilize the bloodshed in Kashmir. Don’t we have the right to live .Not even those International Aid organizations did not even bother to come for our help. I believe all the international help organizations are meant to help only for west and European region. A few months back Russia attacked Georgia and there was priestly some human rights violations committed by Russian troops, whole world condemn and blazed Russia for attacking however when it comes to kashimir where Indian troops had killed almost 1500000 and bloodshed is on ,world is watching like a football match between unarmed peaceful protestors and armed forces who even does not hesitate to kill child , what a brutality and barbarity . why double standards for helpless Kashmir’s ?
The other painful thing is that CNN and BBC who claim to be world new channels, they even did not mention anything about this bloodshed in kashimir, they are after celebrity stars , presidential race in us and Georgia and other news revolving in west and Europe.
I appreciate every point that you discussed and briefed in the said article and hope people like you who believes in justice will try to help us. I think if all the human rights groups will support us we will be giving freedom to register over voice against Indian suppression. Thanks for kind support
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We all are extremely thankful to you for letting the world knows our plight at the hands Indian security forces. It is because of your coverage that the world came to know how innocent Kashmir Muslims being the victim of brutality by Indian forces. Peaceful protestors demanding to open road blocked by the some Hindu fanatic fundamentalist Like BJP were beaten to the pulp and later killed . The world watch how we have been starved to essential food items by blocking the road. Indian forces used to gain entry in homes and then beat everyone who so ever came to there way, even don t spare the child and destruct everything. This is sheer brutal aggression that we are facing for a decade and we will come on roads to protest against it. About 50 peaceful demonstrators had been killed and at around 1000 are badly injured when police open fire on them. We are surprised to see that UN is watching all this blood shed even though you covered all the coverage. We are grateful to France24 and we expect that he will cover the all the coverage in the coming days. Heads of to you France24
canada annoyme,you history of india is distorted,kashmir was part of the english rule in india,history has shown the english diplomacy of divide and rule is its years of dominance over divided countries.and also when they left.India is one of the most democratic countries in the western world,i was born in india ,religion has always been tolerated ,unfortunetly every country has its elements of fanatism ,europe is a prime example and is the least one to dictate .suggest you get further reeducation a suggestion which the west should adopt.
The muslim ,they should get educated ,over 60 years they still uneducated,thats is they problem.unfortunetly most muslims have a distorted reality of the rest of the world.get educated and start living in the civilised world.
When India invaded Kashmir on October 27, 1947, it did so with the intention of keeping the Kashmiri people from attaining the rights of SELF-DETERMINATION, the very thing it demanded of the British. As that arch villain India's Prime Minister Jahwarlal Nehru pointed out then, that Kashmir was going to be part of India like it or not. His claim on Kashmir was based on the theory that the Hindu minority of less than five % of the Kashmiri population had more rights than the other 95% that were Muslims. Thus Kashmir was occupied and has been the victim of Hindu brutality and murder of over 100,000 Muslim men, women and children. Of course, India has categorically stated that the U.N. has no right or power to tell India what it can or cannot on in Kashmir.
To begin with we of the free nations must expose the theory that armed force is a justification when it comes to Indian expansionism. Remember that Idia is also in occupation of Junagadh a princely state, of Hyderabad the Nizam's Dominion, of Sikkim, of Nagaland, of the former Portuguese possessions in the geographical entity of the subcontinent. Add to this the on-going slaughter of Muslims and Christians by Hindu Brahman fanatics that are in control of the Government of India, who's quest for BHARAT (Hindu Nation), will be become a reality as soon as Muslims and Christians are completely wiped out in India. That was the real dream of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the pseudo prophet of NON-VIOLENCE.
India was not a democracy after the British left on August 15, 1947, and it is no nearer the goal of ever being a DEMOCRACY now.
--Continued from Last comment--Nehru who was India's Prime Minister at that time immediately ( 27th Oct 1947) dispached troops to occupy Kashmir, Pakistan retaliated.After that India took the issue of Kashmir to United Nations which decided to hold a REFERUNDUM under the auspices of UN. India has denied this right to us since then. Many local elections have been held but all were rigged. In the elections of late 1980 the polls were rigged and at that time people stared an armed struggle against India for their birth right i.e, RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION UNDER UN SUPERVISION.
This year India is again playing the drama of Election. There are curfews imposed by INDIAN OCCUPATIONAL FORCES and anyone who speakes against ELECTION is arrested. All of the LEADERS OF THE PEOPLE have been arested or put under house arrest. Ther are about 7,00,000 Occupational Forces who have suppressed the people Of Jammu and Kashmir and their demand for FREEDOM from INDIAN OCCUPATION. Recently about 60,000 additional troops were sent INDIA. Under such circumstances the ELECTIONS are nothing but a JOKE. Such a heavy TROOPS PRESENCES is not even in AFGHANISTAN and IRAQ
In 1947 about 500 princely states in United India were given the Right to Determination, which ment that they could choose either to accede to the dominion of India or the dominion of Pakistan. Kashmir was then ruled by Maharaja Hari Singh. Maharaja having his affinities with hindus, had the intentions to accede against the wishes of the People of Jammu & Kashmir to India. Kashmir which was 95% Muslim majority state would have chosen to accede to Pakistan. Maharaja had done a Stand still agreement with Pakistan which gave him the lease period to decide. But during the Partion HINDU EXTEMISTS from India crossed over to Jammu area and Killed about 3,00,000 muslim. It was reported by The STATESMAN London. When the Muslims tribes man of newly formed Pakistan learned about it the decleared a war against Maharaja. He flead for his life asked India for help which they provided in lieu of accession to India. But many scholars of History say that the document of accession was never sighned by Maharaja besides India too has never produced it to the United Nations. --Continued in next comment---
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