The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has published two Reports in 2018 and 2019, extensively documenting India’s systemic, systematic and flagrant human rights abuses in occupied Jammu&Kashmir.
The reports indict India, inter alia, for its excessive use of force, including pellet gunshots; extrajudicial killings in the garb of so-called cordon and search operations; arbitrary arrests and detentions; and torture against Kashmiri civilians, journalists as well as political and human rights activists. They further draw special attention towards the persisting climate of impunity, enjoyed by the Indian occupation forces under the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA).
Pakistan has welcomed the two UN Kashmir Reports and strongly echoed its key recommendations, which call for fully respecting the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu & Kashmir and establishment of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate the gross and systematic human rights violations in IIOJ&K.
Full text of the two Reports is available at the following links:
UN Kashmir Report 2018
UN Kashmir Report 2019
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