Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 2:30pm
UN headquarters, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park, 47th St between 1st and 2nd Avenues
This summer Indian forces have systematically killed around 20 people on the streets of Kashmir. Most of the dead are teenagers, including Tauqeer Ahmed, a 9-year old boy. Ruthless suppression of protests against fake encounters and the spiraling cycle of death, combined with strict curfew on people’s movement, have created a humanitarian crisis in Kashmir. Many people are facing extreme shortage of food, medicine and other essential supplies. Sick and injured have been barred by armed forces from reaching hospitals and medical staffs have been beaten.