Jeopardizing his visit to the United States, a local court has demanded a response from Narendra Modi within 21 days upon the annexation of Kashmir.
The court has sought a reply from the Indian Prime Minister over atrocities of his forces and gross human rights violations in the valley.
A district court in Houston, Texas, moved on a complaint filed by the Kashmir Khalistan Referendum Front. PM Modi is due to address a joint rally there with President Donald Trump on Sunday.
The front has maintained in its complaint that Modi’s government has illegally occupied Kashmir by annexing the disputed region. “It violates international laws.”
The petition has also nominated Indian Interior Minister Amit Shah and another functionary, Kanwal Jeet Singh as the co-accused of this illegal move.
The valley has been under complete clampdown for over 45 days now. More than 1.2 million Indian troops have enforced a total communication blackout, denying basic necessities to the people of the valley. Thousands of Kashmiris have been illegally detained, forcefully disappeared, brutally tortured and killed extrajudicially.
The complaint has quoted multiple international newspapers and magazines’ reports highlighting Indian brutalities and atrocities in the valley.
They have demanded the Indian government to pay $100 million in compensatory damages, and have requested the court to order relevant punitive measures.