China wouldn’t Raise Allegations of Rights Violations in Kashmir


India’s current government made an announcement on August 5 to revoke the special status of Kashmir, one of the world’s most militarized regions and the only Muslim-majority region under India’s control. On August 6, both houses of Indian Parliament has officially passed the decision.

Kashmir under China, India and Pakistan

According to a Breaking Stories update, different parts of Kashmir are administered by China, India and Pakistan. While China claims a smaller portion of the Himalayan region, India claims the entire region as part of its sovereign territory.

Pakistan, on the other hand, claims almost the entirety of Kashmir, except the parts that Pakistan had ceded to China under the 1963 Sino-Pakistan Frontier/Boundary Agreement.

China protested against India’s move

China has spared no time to come out with an official statement on the issue. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on August 6:

“Recently India has continued to hurt Chinese sovereignty by unilaterally changing domestic law.”

Mentioning India’s claim of sovereignty over Kashmir involved Chinese land, she further added:

“This act is not acceptable and won’t be in any sense binding.”

China won’t raise allegation of rights violations against India

China hasn’t, however, talked about any human rights violation inside India-administered-Kashmir.

China itself is accused of repression on Uyghurs (alternatively spelled Uighurs) Muslims inside China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and is also allegedly using various means to repress the voice of Hong Kong protesters who have been currently protesting for a while against a Hong Kong bill which was passed allegedly on Beijing’s will.

These very allegations of rights violations against China keep the Chinese officials away from raising any allegations of rights violations against India in India-administered-Kashmir.