Friday, January 15, 2021

50+ Countries Demand Lifting Of Curfew, Ending Brutalities In Kashmir – Pakistan

Pakistan says it has submitted a statement on behalf of 50 countries to the UN Human Rights Council, expressing concern over the annexation and brutalities by Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

In the statement, Islamabad claims that the signatories call for an immediate cessation of the so-called brutalities against the people of Kashmir and protection of human rights in the volatile territory.

“The worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, especially following decisions taken on August 5, 2019, requires urgent attention by the Human Rights Council and human rights mechanisms,” it says.

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The statement reportedly asks for the immediate lifting of curfew while expressing anxiety over reports of rape, cruelty, and enforced disappearances coming from the region. Pakistan asks for the immediate end of force and pellet guns in the region along with access for human rights organisations as well as international media.

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Implementation of the recommendations of OHCHR’s Kashmir Reports – including the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry to investigate egregious human rights violations – has also been demanded in the joint statement.

It requests for regular reporting by the UN high commissioner on human rights Jammu and Kashmir, while it says that the dispute should be resolved as per UN Security Council resolutions. Pakistan’s Foreign Office thanked the 50 countries which signed the joint statement in support of the people of IOK.

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