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Speakers at HRC debate grill India over rights abuses in IIOJK
September 28, 2020

Speakers at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva have urged United Nations to impress upon the Indian government to hold accountable members of its security forces involved in heinous crimes such as torture, arbitrary detentions, killings, and forced disappearances in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking part in a debate, the representatives of International Muslim Women Union, World Muslim Congress, Community Human Rights and Advocacy Center and Amnesty International voiced their serious concerns over the dire political and human rights situation in the disputed territory.

Speaking on the occasion, the CHR&AC representative Eemaan Gilani said the UN has passed a number of resolutions calling for a free an impartial plebiscite to allow the people of Indian illegally occupied Kashmir to determine their political future.

She said these resolutions were endorsed by the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian representative in the UN Security Council.

Despite the fact India has been always reluctant to implement these resolutions.

She said notwithstanding the international commitments, India had forcibly illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and deployed over 900,000 military and paramilitary troops in the region, which makes it the highest military zone in the world.