SRINAGAR: India has rejected the United Nation’s Human Right Commissioner’s request for a visit by a Fact-finding Mission to Indian Occupied Kashmir to assess human rights situation.
The UNHRC has sought access for its fact-finding team to the Indian-occupied Kashmir to assess the human right violation. But India did not change its stubborn attitude and rejected the request of UNHRC for access to the held-valley.
Meanwhile, the Held-Valley is under curfew on the second day of Eid and people are confined to their home due to the occupation forces’ imposed curfew.
On Wednesday, protests were held against the Indian rule in different areas of the valley including District Pulwama, Kapwara, Baramola and others. The protestors resorted to sloganeering against the Indian rule and occupation forces. The Indian security forces subjected the protestors to baton charge and used pellet guns due to which many protestors were injured.
It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan had appreciated the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on raising the issue of the use of excessive force by Indian authorities in Indian Occupied Kashmir in his opening statement to the thirty-third session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Foreign Office spokesperson said Pakistan strongly support the High Commissioner’s position that an OHCHR team should visit Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir to independently investigate the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces, resulting in the killing of more than 90 civilians and 8000 injured, including those with severe pellet gun injuries. He said the visit by the OHCHR team would help end the culture of impunity which is prevailing for more than 68 years in Indian Occupied Kashmir, in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions.