In yet another diplomatic blow to India, group of Independent international leaders give a snub to Indian government

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In yet another diplomatic blow to India, group of Independent international leaders give a snub to Indian government

ISLAMABAD - In yet another diplomatic blow to India, group of Independent international leaders give a snub to Indian government.

A group of Independent international leaders, 'the Elders', has called for access to international delegations and monitors in Occupied Kashmir to ascertain human rights situation in the territory.

The group has urged India to lift all travel, internet and phone service restrictions so independent and authoritative assessments can be made of humanitarian needs and alleged human rights abuses.

The Elders also expressed grave concern at serious human rights violations including arbitrary arrests and allegations of torture by security forces.

Chairperson of the Elders and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson said the situation in Kashmir is very dangerous and internet and cellular services should be restored immediately.

Founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, the Elders group includes former UN secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Nobel winner former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other international leaders who use their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights across the world.

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