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Write a letter/email to your local and national political representatives (MPs, Senators or Congress Persons), newspapers and TV stations/News Networks and tell them to present the Kashmiri people's situation in an objective and balanced way (Click here for some email addresses where you can send this letter).

Following is a rough draft of a letter/email that might be sent to various politicians/newspapers/TV stations.

Send out this letter and forward these suggestions and the letter below to as many people as you can and ask them to do the same, ie forward it to others and also to send out as many letters as they can to support the Kashmir cause.

PLEASE use a few moments of your time to do all this; YOUR initiative may save someone's life.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

The ongoing guerrilla war between Kashmiri freedom-fighters and the Indian Army high up in the Kashmiri mountains has again turned the world's attention to this area of the world.

Sadly, however, the recent reports and features in mass media have strongly favored one part in the conflict, namely India, and not presented the Kashmiri people's version of the situation.

Let me remind you that the reason for this conflict lies in the fact that India is denying the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination although it was promised them initially by the Indians themselves: "If, after a proper plebiscite, the people of Kashmir said, 'we do not want to be with India'; we are committed to accept it though it might pain us. We will not send an army against them. We will accept that however hurt we might feel about it. We will change the constitution, if necessary" (Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's statement in the Indian Parliament, June 26, 1952).

India has for the past 50 years ignored the UN Security Council Resolution regarding the plebiscite in Kashmir. It has also made a mockery out of the first clause of the Shimla agreement of 1972 between the two countries, India and Pakistan, which states: "(i) That the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations shall govern the relations between the two countries."

Also, just since 1988 the 700 000 plus Indian troops stationed in Kashmir have tortured and killed civilians, raped Kashmiri women, looted and burnt down houses, businesses, schools, and places of worship. According to conservative estimates at least 80 000 civilian Kashmiris have been killed since 1988 by the Indian forces.

The armed struggle of the Kashmiri people is a result of their desire to be able to determine their future status through a UN monitored plebiscite. Why is India denying the Kashmiri people this basic human right?

I sincerely hope that presented with the above-mentioned facts you will speak up for the Kashmiri people and inform the general public about the true picture of the ongoing Genocide of the Kashmiri people at the hand of the Indian forces currently occupying Kashmir.

Sincerely Yours,

[Your Name & Address]


Some email addresses where you can send this letter

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