A British citizen, Rita Pal, has started a petition on Change.org – a popular online petition website – to seek referendum for the freedom of Kashmir.
At the time of filing of this report, the petition had garnered 4946 signatures.
In her petition, Pal details the circumstances leading to the division of Kashmir between India and Pakistan and subsequent conflicts and human rights violation in the region.
The petition comes at a time an all-party delegation from India is visiting Kashmir to bring an end to violence in the region following the killing of a charismatic and young militant commander Burhan Wani.
73 people have been killed in forces' action and thousands have been injured during past 58 days of uprising.
"… the Kashmir people deserve a referendum. The people of Kashmir have made it obvious that they want freedom. There have been daily protests resulting in the loss of many lives. In order to stop the bloodshed, a robust political solution is required. They should have the right to vote on their own independence and freedom," writes Pal, in the petition.
The petition to the United Nations to investigate the Human Rights Violations in Kashmir has gained more than 8000+signatures. These people have supported a right to self determination.
This petition will be delivered through to the Indian Parliament via a public application procedure.
You can sign by clicking on this link www.change.org/p/india-the-kashmir-referendum-petition