To highlight the killing, blinding and maiming of children in forces action in Kashmir, a campaign titled 'Save Kashmiri Children' was launched at European Press Club Brussels.
The campaign was launched by Abdul Latif at a press conference. "There is hue and cry about the Kashmir Unrest all over the world media but media has so for ignored the important part of this Unrest i.e., the Rights and Protection of Children who are traumatized due to the world's largest deployed troops in the disputed state," Latif said at the inaugural event at Brussels.
"Heavy use of force and lethal weapons have injured around 12,000 civilians, killed around 85, and blinded 150 completely, around 800 partially," said Latif while addressing the audience.
"The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. Since 70 days damage and destruction done by Indian forces in Kashmir is against the treaties which India has signed with international bodies including United Nations."
The campaigners appreciated United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Raad Al-Hussein for his efforts to send a team of observers to Kashmir to assess the situation on ground there. They also condemned the Indian denial for not granting access to United Nations Human Rights Group. The campaigners also called on to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui to take serious notice for violating the UNCRC treaty which India had ratified agreeing in principles all articles except with certain reservations on issues relating to 'child labour