Kashmir Rights Forum

Month: October 2022

Pakistan and China are having a harder time defending the suppression of local dissent coming from the Baloch ethnic group in the Balochistan region, through which a significant portion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes, according to Geo-politik. Meanwhile, the two governments continue to highlight the advantages of the (CPEC) for Pakistan’s economy.

By building modern transportation networks, many energy projects, and special economic zones, CPEC aims to quickly update Pakistan’s necessary infrastructure and boost its economy.

The presence and completion of CPEC have come under increasing scrutiny as resistance to it has increased from both inside and outside of Pakistan. Pakistan’s internal security situation has deteriorated, which makes it less likely that the CPEC will be finished.

A recent study demonstrates how the Chinese perceive—or, more accurately, wish to perceive—the CPEC initiative. The author of the ‘Construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the BRI Vision: Opportunities, Challenges and Counter measures’ is Wang Junchao, who is a post-graduate student at the Centre for School of Anti-Terrorism of Northwest Politics and Law University.

The opposition is because it does not address any of their main problems, according to Geo-politik. Conveniently, China and Pakistan are labeling the villagers’ ongoing resistance and struggle for their rights as acts of terrorism.

The Baloch people number around four million, making them the least represented of the four major ethnic groups in the nation in terms of population. Balochis with insufficient rights do not have many opportunities to participate in the decision-making process. According to Geo-politik, Balochis only hold 5% of the police positions even within Balochistan.

The Baloch minority has limited access to the Central Cabinet Ministry and other critical positions as a result of the Punjab region’s population controlling more than 60% of Pakistan’s administrative resources.

On Oct 18, two non-local labourers from Bihar were killed in a grenade attack in Harmain area of Shopian. Grenade was hurled towards rented accomodation of Manish Kumar and Ram Sagar resulting in their death. The terrorist Imran Bashir Ganie, responsible for the terror attack was apprehended within span of hours, having an affiliation with the LeT Terror run .
KRF strongly Condemns the terror attack on innocent, unarmed labourers. Kashmiri civil society ought to stand out and throw open and collective condemnation regarding such mindless attacks.

15 Oct 2022, Armed terrorists attacked on a Kashmiri Pandit leaving him injured in Choudry Gund area in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. He was immediately shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Pooran Krishan Bhat an innocent civilian ( minority) was attacked by the terrorists when he was in the lawn of his residential house.
These targeted killings by the terrorists since last few months are aimed to create panic,instability and destroy peace in the valley.
This new tactic, and dastardly activity by the terrorist is preposterous. KRF condemns the act of violence in strong words and stand united with the Kashmiri pandit family in hour of grief.

The incident takes place in Goushbugh in Pattan area of the north Kashmir district. A non-local bank manager escaped unhurt after terrorists fired at him in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said.The incident took place in Goushbugh in Pattan area of the north Kashmir district, they said. Further details are awaited.

Terrorists fired upon joint naka party of CRPF & Police at Pinglana, Pulwama. In this terror attack, 01 Police personnel got killed & 01 CRPF personnel got injured. Reinforcement sent. Area being cordoned. Further details shall follow.