International civil society actors represent an important constituency of the global human rights ecosystem, which have been closely monitoring the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in IIOJ&K, and extensively documenting India’s egregious human rights crimes against the Kashmiri people. They also signify a strong support base for the Kashmir cause through their tireless global awareness-raising and advocacy efforts, including at the United Nations human rights platforms, exposing India's systematic atrocities against the brave Kashmiri people.
A diverse array of independent civil society organizations has
regularly been penning detailed reports, articles, news items,
backgrounders, situational pieces etc. on various streams of systematic
human rights abuses in IIOJ&K. Post-05th August, several NGOs have
issued public reactions about the heightened scale and intensity of
India's human rights violations against Kashmiri people . Many NGOs have
also raised serious concerns about the unfolding human rights crisis in
IIOJ&K, as result of India's illegal and unilateral actions of 05th
August 2019, at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).
A non-exhaustive list of commentary produced by civil society on IIOJ&K, in different formats, is given below:
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT, JANUARY 1993: “TORTURE AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR”
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT, SEPTEMBER 2017: “LOSING SIGHT IN KASHMIR: THE IMPACT OF PELLET-FIRING SHOTGUNS”
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT, SEPTEMBER 2006: “EVERYONE LIVES IN FEAR: PATTERNS OF IMPUNITY IN JAMMU&KASHMIR”
INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS (ICJ) REPORT, MARCH 1995: "HUMAN RIGHTS IN KASHMIR: REPORT OF A MISSION"
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP REPORT, APRIL 2020: "RAISING THE STAKES IN JAMMU & KASHMIR"
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SITUATIONAL UPDATE AND ANALYSIS SERIES ABOUT POST-05TH AUGUST SITUATION IN IIOJ&K: 18 OCTOBER 2019; 31 MARCH 2020 and 05 AUGUST 2020
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT, JANUARY 2021: INDIA: GROWING CRACKDOWN ON ACTIVISTS AND CRITICS; ATTACKS ON MUSLIMS, MARGINALIZED GROUPS AND ABUSES PERSIST IN KASHMIR
06 AUGUST 2019: INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS: ENDING AUTONOMY IN JAMMU & KASHMIR FANS FLAMES OF EXISTING HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS
06 AUGUST 2019: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: BASIC FREEDOMS AT RISK IN KASHMIR
28 AUGUST 2019: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: RESTORE KASHMIR'S INTERNET AND PHONES
19 MARCH 2020: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: MITIGATE RISKS OF COVID-19 FOR THE PEOPLE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR BY IMMEDIATELY RESTORING FULL ACCESS TO INTERNET SERVICES
06 APRIL 2020: JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY 06 NGOS: ARBITRARILY DETAINED KASHMIRI PRISONERS MUST BE FREED
04 AUGUST 2020: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: ABUSE PERSISTS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR
14 AUGUST 2020: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: NEW REPORTS OF EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN KASHMIR
04 SEPTEMBER 2020: STOP USING PELLET GUNSHOTS IN KASHMIR
06 AUGUST 2021: INDIA: END HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN KASHMIR AND RESTORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPECIAL STATUS OF JAMMU & KASHMIR
10 SEPTEMBER 2021: DEATH OF DETAINED KASHMIRI LEADER TRIGGERS SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
17 SEPTEMBER 2021: INDIA: GOVERNMENT RAIDS TARGETING CRITICS
12 August 2019: Letter to India signed by 69 human rights activists and organizations, expressing grave concerns over the post-05th situation in IIOJ&K