On 19 September 2019, Kashmir Khalistan Referendum “KKRF” a non-profit organization has filed a law suit, against Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, Amit Shah, Union Home Minister of India, and Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon, Lt. General of Indian Army, Commander of Indian Forces in Indian occupied Kashmir, stating that these people have acted together and have:
(1) “unilaterally and in violation of international law annexed the region of Jammu and Kashmir which has been under the occupation of India since 1947”.
(2) “have enforced a complete and violent clamp down which includes, curfew, complete communication lock down, depravity of basic necessities to the inhabitants, illegal detentions, enforced disappearances, torture and extra judicial killings”.
Two reports of Associated Press (AP) have been cited.
Plaintiffs for a well-founded fear of retaliation from the state and non-state actors against their family members residing in India, have claimed anonymity at this stage and have requested hearing in camera.
Prayer made in the COMPLANIT:
(1) Compensatory damages in the amount of one hundred (100) million dollars
(2) Punitive and exemplary damages in an amount to be proven at trial
(3) Such other, further or different relief as this honourable Court may deem to be just, proper, fitting and equitable.
There are three Plaintiffs in the Case. They have remained anonymous and would appear in Person and in Camera.
Government of Azad Kashmir should volunteer political, moral and diplomatic support and in particular offer full financial support.
Kashmiri Diaspora and various political and civil society groups should also join in the CASE and offer a financial support to KKRF.
Support should not be individual or self-serving. It should be well considered and collective. Optics and stunts are unhelpful.
Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani – President JKCHR