UNHRC Asks India To End Lockdown In J&K
The Hindu|September 10, 2019
UNHRC Asks India To End Lockdown In J&K
High Commissioner urges respect for civil rights
Kallol Bhattacherjee

The UN Human Rights Council urged India on Monday to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communication services.

Delivering the opening statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet cited the situation in Kashmir and Assam, where lakhs have been excluded from the National Register of Citizens, and asked the Centre to “respect” civil rights.

“I am deeply concerned about the impact of recent actions by the Government of India on the human rights of Kashmiris, including restrictions on internet communications and peaceful assembly, and the detention of local political leaders and activists,” said Ms. Bachelet, while addressing the 42nd Session of the HRC.

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September 10, 2019