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UN High Commissioner asks Both India & Pakistan to ensure that Human Rights are respected and protected.

|| Saniya Mishra

Michelle Bachelet,the High commissioner concerned seriously over the issue of violation of Human Rights by both India and Pakistan on both sides of Line of Control(Loc).

In this regard on on 9th September 2019 ,the High Commissioner urged,”In relation to Kashmir, my Office continues to receive reports on the human rights situation on both sides of the line of control.”

Michelle again told,”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.”

Further towards this much sensetive issue ,the High Commissioner of Human Right Council informed,”While I continue to urge the Governments of India and Pakistan to ensure that human rights are respected and protected, I have appealed particularly to India to ease the current lockdowns or curfews; to ensure people’s access to basic services; and that all due process rights are  respected for those who have been detained.It is important that the people of Kashmir are consulted and engaged in any decision-making processes that have an impact on their future.”

UN High Commissioner , on the issue of National Register of Citizens in Assam urged,the recent National Register of Citizens verification process in the northeast Indian state of Assam has caused great uncertainty and anxiety, with some 1.9 million people excluded from the final list published on 31 August.”

Michelle Bachelet futher in the speech appealed to the Government of India to ensure due process during the appeals process, prevent deportation or detention, and ensure people are protected from statelessness.


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