OIC expresses concerns over violation of human rights in Kashmir

BK Online/ Srinagar
October 24, 2017 0 Comments BREAKING NEWS 100 Views
OIC expresses concerns over violation of human rights in Kashmir

Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) fact finding mission has expressed its concerns over violations of basic human rights and  killing of civilians in  Kashmir.    The Commission headed by Chairperson, Med Kaggwa visited Pakistan administeredn on initiative of Pakistan.

The fact-finding mission report has called for safeguarding right to life, right to freedom, of opinion and expression, freedom of religion, freedom of peaceful assembly and fundamental human rights of Kashmiri people guaranteed by international human rights law.

The report concluded that use of restrictive and discriminatory laws by Indian Security forces such as Armed Forces Special Power Act was contrary to international human rights standards.

It further pointed out that  forces are indiscriminately using Pellet-Gun against Kashmiri civilians injuring over 12,000 persons in last one year.

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