US report urges int’l probe into rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir

US report urges int’l probe into rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir
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The annual US report on human rights while citing widespread human rights violations by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir , has called for international probe into the rights abuses in the territory.

Quoting from the UN report on human rights in Kashmir, the 2018 US State Department’s country report notes that an estimated up to 145 civilians were killed by Indian forces between July 2016 and March.

The report shows that during 2018, various domestic and international human rights organizations continued to express serious concern at the use of pellet guns by Indian forces for crowd control purposes in Occupied Kashmir .

Official government figures show that 17 individuals died from pellet gun injuries between July 2016 and August 2017.

Meanwhile, in the Indian state of West Bengal, a Kashmiri shawl seller was attacked with sword and robbed of almost two hundred thousand rupees by a gang of Hindu extremists in Kolkata city.

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