Mirwaiz thanks report, says it was long overdue

BK News Desk/Srinagar
June 15, 2018 TOP STORIES 100 Views
Mirwaiz thanks report, says it was long overdue

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday welcomed the first ever UN report on rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the inquiry into the rights violations in the region was long overdue.
Taking to microblogging site Twitter Mirwaiz wrote: “Welcome the first ever UN report on HR violations in #Kashmir recognition of the grave HR violations by the state taking place in Kashmir for past 30 years in particular and calling for inquiry into them was long overdue”
“UN has a moral obligation towards the people of Kashmir. People of Kashmir Thank the UN especially the bold efforts of its HR commissioner Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain for its support to right of self determination and in preparing the report and making it public hope an enquirer commission is setup and announced soon by UN,” Mirwaiz tweeted.
Earlier today, United Nations Human Rights Office published a human rights report on divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The report said there is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, who for seven decades have suffered a conflict that has claimed or ruined numerous lives.

The 49-page report – the first ever issued by the UN on the human rights situation in Indian-Administered and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir – details human rights violations and abuses on both sides of the Line of Control, and highlights a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by security forces.

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