Human Rights Violations In Indian Occupied Kashmir

Posted on 18. May, 2012 by in Kashmir, Opinion Maker, May 18, 2012

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“The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions took a serious exception to concerns about unlawful killings, both in terms of prevention and accountability. His emphasis was on the use of force by state actors like the police and the armed forces.”

Christof Heyns, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, conducted a 12 days’ fact finding mission into Indian Occupied Kashmir. At the end of his tour, the UN Human Rights organization issued a formal Press Statement highlighting the concerns of the high level UN visit. Whereas, Christof Heyns took cognizance of India being a robust democracy, he also expressed serious concerns, stating that at the same time India faces many challenges to the realization of human rights, including movements aimed at separation or greater local autonomy, Maoist or Naxalite, insurgency, organized crime, and communal organizations opposed to secularism, plurality and equality.

The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions took a serious exception to concerns about unlawful killings, both in terms of prevention and accountability. His emphasis was on the use of force by state actors like the police and the armed forces. He highlighted the disproportionate use of force during demonstrations, which resulted in over 100 deaths, in 2010 in Jammu and Kashmir. His major concern was that demonstrations in New Delhi and other states were never treated harshly while unbridled force was unleashed on demonstrators in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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