A London- grounded law establishment filed an operation with British police on Tuesday seeking the arrest of India’s army chief and an elderly Indian government functionary over their alleged places in war crimes in Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IoK).

Law firm Stoke White said it submitted expansive substantiation to the Metropolitan Police’s War Crimes Unit establishing how Indian forces headed by Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane and Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah were responsible for the torture, hijacking, and payoff of activists, intelligencers and civilians.

The law establishment’s report was grounded on over testaments taken between 2020 and 2021. It also indicted eight unnamed elderly Indian service officers of direct involvement in war crimes and torture in IoK.

India’s Foreign Ministry said it wasn’t apprehensive of the report and refused to note. The Ministry of Home Affairs also didn’t note.

“ There’s strong reason to believe that Indian authorities are conducting war crimes and other violence against civilians in Jammu and Kashmir,” the report states, pertaining to home that’s part of the Himalayan region.

The request to the London police was made under the principle of “ universal governance” which gives countries the authority to make individualities indicted of crimes against humanity committed anywhere in the world.

The transnational law establishment in London said it believes its operation is the first time that legal action has been taken abroad against Indian authorities over contended war crimes in IoK.

Hakan Camuz, director of transnational law at Stoke White, said he hoped the report would move British police to open a disquisition and eventually arrest the officers when they set bottom in the UK. Some of the Indian officers have financial means and other links to Britain.

“ We’re asking the UK government to do their duty and probe and arrest them for what they did ground on the substantiation we supplied to them. We want them to be held responsible,” Camuz said.

The police operation was made on behalf of the family of Zia Mustafa, a jugged Pakistani freedom fighter whom Camuz said was the victim of an extrajudicial payoff by Indian authorities in 2021, and on the behalf of mortal rights contender Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, who was allegedly tortured before his arrest last week.

Kashmiris and transnational rights groups have long indicted Indian colors of carrying out methodical abuse and apprehensions of those who oppose rule from New Delhi. Rights groups have also criticized the conduct of freedom groups, criminating them of carrying out mortal rights violations against civilians.

In 2018, the UN human rights chief called for an independent transnational disquisition into reports of rights violations in Kashmir, professing “ habitual immunity for violations committed by security forces”.

India’s government has denied the alleged rights violations and claims similar claims are”separatist propaganda” meant to demonize Indian colors in the region.

The law establishment’s disquisition suggested that the abuse has worsened during the coronavirus epidemic.
Its report also included details about the arrest of Khurram Parvez, the region’s most prominent rights activist, by India’s counterterrorism authorities last time.

Parvez, 42, worked for the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, which has written expansive reports about Indian colors’ use of violence and torture.

Other accounts in the report bandy intelligencer Sajad Gul, who was arrested before this month after he posted a videotape of family members and cousins protesting the payoff of a freedom commander.

Mortal rights attorneys have decreasingly used the universal governance principle to seek justice for people who were unfit to file felonious complaints in their home countries or with the International Criminal Court, located in The Hague.

Last week, a German court condemned a former Syrian secret police officer of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of thousands of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade agone.

Camuz said he hoped the request to British police seeking the arrest of Indian officers will be followed by other legal conduct also fastening on IoK.

“ We’re sure this isn’t going to be the last bone, there will presumably be numerous further operations,” he said.




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