UN experts call on India, world to take action to address alarming HR situation in IIOJ&K August 05, 2020

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UN experts call on India, world to take action to address alarming HR situation in IIOJ&K August 05, 2020

ISLAMABAD-UN human rights experts have called on India and the international community to take urgent action to address the alarming human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

In a press release, they said urgent action is needed.

They said if India will not take any genuine and immediate steps to resolve the situation, meet their obligations to investigate historic and recent cases of human rights violations and prevent future violations, the international community should step up.

The UN experts said since the Indian Parliament revoked the constitutionally mandated status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August last year, the human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir has been in free fall.

They said we are particularly concerned that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many protestors are still in detention and Internet restrictions remain in place.