Ankara, Turkey. December 11, 2022

Ankara Declaration
International Kashmir Congress

“International Kashmir Congress is something that we should be very proud to have been associated with. Hopefully, we can look back on this conference as a turning point in the struggle for Kashmiri liberation. It became clear in the course of the many excellent presentations that International Law and the UN authority should be effective in liberating Kashmir. But a realistic view is that International Law and the UN cannot be effective unless they are politically implemented. Under these circumstances the civil societies throughout the world have a huge role to play in shaping a political strategy that complements the legal analysis, and finally brings justice to the people of Kashmir. To achieve liberation for Kashmir depends above all on fulfilling the inalienable right of self-determination, which has been withheld by India for 75 years.” Prof. Richard Falk

Three days international Kashmir Congress was held in Ankara turkey. I have the honor of releasing the “ANKARA DECLARATION” to the press as the chairman of congress as well as the Executive Director of Legal Forum for Kashmir. Advocate Nasır Qadrı

We the representatives of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, along with those in solidarity in Ankara, Turkiye, as well as academicians and researchers and particularly victims of occupation, oppression and settler colonialism in Palestine and elsewhere, solemnly declare that:

From 9th December to 12th December 2022, we participated in the conference titled ‘The narrative of occupation and scopes of international law: A preview of Occupied Kashmir’ organized under the auspices of International Kashmir Congress held in Ankara, Turkiye.
That international community has failed the people of Indian occupied Kashmir for many decades.
That India has flagrantly violated international law, norms, conventions, and treaties in the course of implementation and its unlawful occupation, with the criminal intention of colonizing and annexing Kashmir.
That the Indian state is aggressively pursuing a fascist agenda in occupied Kashmir and has been perpetrating the war crimes, crime against humanity and crime of aggression and doing so with total impunity and zero accountability.
India, which is an electoral autocracy, has been cynically deceiving the world by adhering to the empty forms of democracy, peace and justice without any intention of acting in conformity with these ideals, it has done this to hoodwink international community into believing that the fate of Kashmir is subject to India’s legitimate authority which in reality is manipulated by its fake constitutionalism.
That India in continuation of its colonial project has deprived the Kashmiri people of the mirage of limited safeguards that were derived from United Nation Security Council resolutions (UNSC);
That India had long been brutally repressing the movement for exercise of Kashmirs’ human rights, above all the inalienable Right to Self-determination; India has relied on intense coercion ever since 1947, these policies were intensified by the decrees put into effect by India in August 2019.
We reject India’s aggression, illegal occupation, coercion, and denial of the sacred right of self-determination in all forms.
That we implore the international community finally to act in accord with the principle of ‘Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere’.
That we, the Kashmiris, victims of India’s aggression are duty bound to protect our land, people, culture and freedoms and uphold rights as guaranteed by international law.
That the indigenous population is under threat and has every right and duty to resist oppression and uphold the rights of self-defense against the perpetrators of ‘Crimes against humanity’, ‘War crimes’ & ‘Crimes of aggression.’
That the failure of international community and its institutions in occupied Kashmir are discrediting the UN, drawing into question its very existence and validity.
That India disregards and undermines the international justice system which is encouraging fascists, autocrats and aggressors throughout the world, likewise, to oppress freedoms and violate International human rights, international humanitarian laws and International criminal law.
That the UN Charter which describes and mandates intervention in case of violation of international peace and security should abandon double standards and discriminatory enforcements and it is long overdue that the Charter be implemented in occupied Kashmir to the full extent of the law.

That in Kashmir’s rightful and long struggle for self-determination we appeal and advocate unconditional solidarity by the International community and urge an immediate end in aiding and abetting India’s atrocities, crimes and Human rights violations and act in accordance with its moral and legal responsibilities, not only for the sake of the long-suffering people of Kashmir, but for the benefit of all peoples throughout the world that seek a just world order based on the observance of the rule of Law and respect for the rights of all.””

I also participated in the same and spoke on the first day .

“Ustad Recai Kotan President of ESAM. ,
Tenet karaamloglu President of Sadat party , Ambassador of Iran and other distinguished guests , ladies & gentlemen:

  • A Joint Communique was issued by the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir (Islamabad, 22 March 2022) 1)The communique among other things contained the Action plan of which I would like to point out the following a. In their bilateral engagements with India, raise the Jammu and Kashmir dispute to advance a peaceful resolution in accordance with UNSC resolutions – ( Kashmiri Right of Self Determination) which is the foremost human right violation which India is doing and all other human right violations are because of the denial of this one . b.Conduct visits at the level of Permanent Representatives to obtain firsthand information about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control. c.Constitute a panel of international eminent personalities with a view to exploring legal, political and diplomatic avenues for peaceful settlement of Jammu and Kashmir dispute; d.Monitor, raise awareness, advocate and highlight the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in its various dimensions in line with their respective mandates.
    All the above may not have the result we desire until and unless we go to the jugular and that is in the present world order the action of sanctions which is what America and Europe is putting on Russia without any unanimous resolution of the UN while as in our case there is a clear cut resolution not being implemented for the last 75 years .

(Double standard – our freedom fighter are called terrorist while people are encouraged to go to Ukraine to fight Russia & are called freedom fighters )
2) Relief to Kashmiris who are in the countries of OIC in the form of safeguarding them from any action by india if they do activism for kashmir
3) The possibility of giving relief in form of citizenship or permanent residency to Kashmiris who have are in need of the same
4) Jobs for Kashmiris in their economies by giving a special dispensation to people from Indian occupied kashmir
5.) To give funds for providing scholarships to deserving students in various fields within their country as well as European and American university
6.) To allow Kashmiris to educate the people of these countries regarding the kashmir issue in the right perspective – by facilitating the setting up of a KASHMIR HOUSE type of facility which will promote the culture , arts and crafts as well as the political aspects of kashmir .

7)India is on a major propaganda offensive to convince the world that its brutal occupation & repression in Kashmir are part of the epic battle against Muslim terrorism—an epic battle that is completely manufactured to justify war, occupation, genocide.””” We need to fight this in all its manifestations and at every forum
8)ICCPR (The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is a multilateral treaty adopted by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2200A (XXI) on 16 December 1966, and in force from 23 March 1976 in accordance with Article 49 of the covenant.”” The laws of PSA , UAPA , Sedition laws applied by india needs to be studied by this moot / meeting in regard to contravention of the ICCPR




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