Kashmir was once considered a virtual paradise on earth but has been reduced to a killing field by the Indian reign of terror. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been denied for more than seven decades their inalienable right to self-determination. It was guaranteed by an agreement between Pakistan and India that was endorsed by the UN Security Council in 1948. It was subsequently confirmed by several other UN resolutions. Due to its denial by the Indian government, the Kashmiris have faced killings, torture, detentions, rapes, disappearances, and various other forms of suffering.