UN body asked to appoint special envoy on Kashmir

Sep 9th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

The Kashmiri delegation to Geneva has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to take note of the worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.

Taking part in the debate on high commissioners updates Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi and Mrs Shamim shawl called upon the high commissioner to appoint a special representative to monitor human rights situation in the territory.

Altaf Hussain Wani said that non-implementation of the UN resolutions and recommendations of the special procedures and UPR processes had encouraged India to carry out its policy of repression and subjugation to suppress the people’s peaceful movement for the realisation of their right to self determination.

Syed Faiz Naqashbandi said that India had enacted laws that give army and police “shoot to kill” powers. “These laws are contrary to international human rights standards and India has failed to respond to the calls of international human rights organisations and special procedures,” he added.

Mrs. Shamim Shawl called upon the madam high commissioner not to ignore the worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir where rights violations were perpetuated by share impunity provided to perpetuator by the state apparatus through enacting draconian laws.

“The human rights situation in Kashmir and the pattern of Impunity once again did not receive any attention of High Commissioner’s Updates which remain of a great concern to this organization,” she deplored.

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