Kashmir is a place where freedom of speech is curbed, while the people expressing their opinion or resentment against the state policy are ruthlessly killed. In the name of upholding national sovereignty, the Indian armed forces have crossed all limits to curb the freedom movement of the Kashmiri people. The Kashmir Valley, which is the most beautiful place in the world, has been turned into a graveyard of martyrs by the brutality of the puppet administration and Indian troops. India has completely failed to implement the plebiscite decision as ordered by the UNSC. In addition, the continuous violation of the Geneva Convention has been evident during the last two decades. Since years thousands of armed troops have been deployed in the Indian Held Kashmir that has left no stone unturned to make the lives of the Kashmiri people as miserable as possible. In January 1994, there were more than 200 rape cases registered only in Doda, besides other human rights violations committed by the Indian army. Under the Jammu and Kashmir Disturbed Areas Act and Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), both passed in July 1990, the security forces personnel have exercised extraordinary powers, including the authority to 'shoot at sight' all those alleged for breaking the law without being tried. Besides, destroying homes and buildings suspected of harbouring militants or arms. However, the international human rights organisations like Amnesty International have always condemned such draconian laws. The 2009 edition of the Guinness Book of World Record has described Jammu and Kashmir as the "largest militarised territorial dispute" in the world. Recently, the International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice has shaken the world by disclosing that 2,700 unmarked graves with nearly 3,000 bodies across 55 villages in three districts of Kashmir have been discovered. Dr Angana Chatterjee of the Tribunal said: "The graves might be containing the bodies of the 8,000 people who disappeared during the 20 years of the armed conflict." The High Court Bar Association in occupied Kashmir maintained that "more than 1,00,000 Kashmiris had been killed by the Indian troops in the last two decades, while 10,000 people disappeared in custody." Furthermore, Lord Eric Aveybury, Chairman British Parliamentary Human Rights Group, has described the torture and killings in the occupied territory as, "...the atrocities committed by Indian imperialists in occupied Kashmir surpass brutalities of apartheid regime in South Africa or of Nazis 50 years ago." In addition Arundhati Roy, the famous and bold Indian writer, while speaking in New York on May 2006 said: "The biggest myth of all times is that India is a democracy. In reality, it is not. Several states in India are on the verge of civil war....In the Kashmir Valley alone, some 80,000 people have been killed. In Iraq, there are 1,50,000 military personnel, while in Kashmir Valley there are some 7,00,000." The Indian administration has always claimed that its policies, regarding Kashmir, are characterised by openness and transparency. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has also assured that there will be absolutely no tolerance for human rights abuses in Kashmir. Despite this, Indian troops continue to perpetrate horrible crimes with impunity. Moreover, the Indian media has never supported the cause of Kashmiri people and raised voice against the unjust cruelty, unleashed on them, for the last six decades. As a final word, the United Nations must ask India to repeal all the draconian laws enforced in IHK, including the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Today, India, the world's largest democracy, has become a place where humans have no worth and are being slaughtered like animals. Indeed, these atrocities will never be forgotten by the people of Kashmiri and the international community. The Kashmiri people have always remained quite vocal in their demand for independence. So far, both India and Pakistan, have held a series of negotiations for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, but have failed. But we hope that the Kashmiri people will get their demands accepted and India will have to retreat. The writer is a freelance columnist. Email: rizwanasghar7@yahoo.com