THE European Parliament has passed a resolution condemning India because of the mass graves found in Kashmir. As observed by the Chairwoman of the committee which passed the resolution, this should not be viewed as an isolated event, but as the beginning of a process, which will encompass more of the Indian human rights abuses in Kashmir, starting with the greatest one, and the source of all subsequent human rights abuses, the violation of the Kashmiris' right to self-determination. Also important is the fact the international community is beginning to pay some attention to what the Indian forces are doing in Kashmir, which is not, as Indians claim it is, an integral part of India, but which is an occupied territory in terms of the UN resolutions on the subject. The Commission, of which the Parliament is a major organ, has found that there are about 1000 unnamed graves in 18 villages in Uri district. This is simply too big a violation of human rights to be papered over, as India is trying to do. For too long has India been allowed to get away not just with massive state violation of human rights within its borders, and flagrant abuses of its position as a sovereign state without (mainly by its refusal to recognize the rights of other sovereign states), by the international community on the plea that it was the largest democracy, that it was the biggest market in the region which the multinationals had yet to penetrate, or any other specious plea which emphasized size as well as some spurious Indian link to the international community. It is not to the credit of the current government that it has allowed this latest human rights abuse to pass virtually unnoticed. This is the time when Pakistan should be using all available resources, especially diplomatic and political, to give the Kashmiri people the support they need, and deserve from Pakistan. This is a moment when the Kashmir issue rises above the bilateral relationship, and enters the realm of humanity itself.