Kashmir: Indian forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings, says first-ever UN human rights report

Kashmir: Indian forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings, says first-ever UN human rights report

The main focus of the report is the human rights situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir from July 2016 – when large and unprecedented demonstrations erupted after Indian forces killed the leader of an armed group – to April 2018. There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights […]

UN on Kashmir observer mission: If they weren’t there, what would happen

UN on Kashmir observer mission: If they weren’t there, what would happen

The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Bintou Keita, has defended the continued deployment of the nearly 70-year-old UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and other missions in “frozen conflicts”. The question that should be asked is “if they are not there, what would happen”, she said on Wednesday answering a reporter […]

Send UN fact-finding mission to Kashmir: Pakistan to UN

Send UN fact-finding mission to Kashmir: Pakistan to UN

Srinagar: Pakistan has once again called on the United Nations to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Kashmir, a Pakistani news agency reported today. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, said that India’s rejection to allow one was in fact acknowledgment of the grave atrocities being committed by its occupation forces, the agency reported. Ambassador […]