CASE 52-2019: Indian Army
LEGAL ACT ON SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
On January 19, 2020, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights is communicating with the Supreme Court of India in order to point out that its order to review the suspension of Internet service in Kashmir is an adequate legal step yet extremely insufficient. In effect, Kashmir has suffered an internet blockade by the government of India led by Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalism. Obviously, this blockade of the internet service is a violation of cultural human rights, such as freedom of thought, expression and information. The Supreme Court of India agrees with this criterion that the blockade of these rights is unconstitutional, which is something important to emphasize.
However, the blockade on the Internet service is a totally superficial and ordinary matter in comparison with the systematic and widespread human rights violations that the Indian Army carries out in Kashmir. Indeed, in 2019 the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights judged and sentenced the Indian Army as Responsible for committing with impunity the worst types of criminal actions, such as Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, Crimes against Peace, Ethnic Cleansing, Violation of women’s rights, Violation of Constitutional Law, Violation of International Human Rights Law, Violation of International Humanitarian Law, State Terrorism, Crimes against Democracy, Violation of Buddhist Law and Crimes against the Buddhist Nation.
This historic ethical and legal conclusion of the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights was the result of having analyzed hundreds of evidence showing that the Indian Army and other security forces committed acts of State Repression and Violation of Human Rights, Forced Displacement of Refugees, Mass murder and extrajudicial executions, Violations of the Rights of the child, Massive sexual abuse, Apartheid and Violations of tribal rights, Torture and cruel and inhuman treatment, Kidnappings and Forced disappearances.
These crimes carried out by the Indian Army, with the complicity and endorsement of the Hindu nationalist government, constitute High Crimes against Dharma, which is the Customary Law of India and the maximum spiritual cultural legacy of this wonderful nation. Therefore, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights requires the Supreme Court of India to be faithful to the Dharma, to investigate the massacres committed by the Indian Army and to bring peace and justice to Kashmir.
Stopping Genocide constitutes an ethical, constitutional and international duty that the Supreme Court of India must fulfill at all times, and it is this matter that must be urgently addressed instead of showing interest in the internet service.
Always with spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights