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UN HRC expresses concern on human rights situation in held-Kashmir

GENEVA: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday said that he is  seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a press briefing, spokesman Rupert Colville said that the commissioner have also expressed reservations about the rising tensions between India and Pakistan.

He urged both India and Pakistan to engage in a dialogue and to de-escalate the situation, as the inflammatory remarks on both sides only fuel the tensions and could result in a further deterioration of the human rights situation.

The UNHRC reiterated on their call to allow unfettered and unconditional access to Indian-Occupied Kashmir, and to be enable them to independently and impartially monitor the human rights situation.

It expressed willingness that it is ready to support efforts to de-escalate the situation.




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