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Pakistan urges UN to halt forcible transfer of civilian population to and from occupied Kashmir
July 09, 2020

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Pakistan has urged United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to halt the forcible transfer of civilians to and from Occupied Kashmir as per the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ commitments.

In a letter on Thursday to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, Minister for Human Rights Sheerin Mazari expressed grave concern over the illegal annexation of Indian Occupied Kashmir by India on 5th August last year.

She highlighted that OHCHR in its June and July 2019 reports has rightly raised the concern over the excessive use of force by Indian security forces in Occupied Kashmir.

She said unfortunately, in the absence of intervention by international community, India seems to have gained the courage to violate international human rights laws.

The Minister said India has granted around 25000 Indian citizens domicile certificates in Occupied Kashmir, in a blatant violation of fourth Geneva Convention.