Amnesty International reiterates call to India for respecting human rights in Kashmir

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Amnesty International reiterates call to India for respecting human rights in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Secretary-General of Amnesty International Kumi Naidoo repeated his demand to the Indian government to act in accordance with international human rights law and standards towards the citizens of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“For the first time in decades, the United Nations Security Council is taking up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. Members of the council need to remember that their mandate is to protect international peace and security – and they should seek to resolve the situation in a way that puts the human rights of the people in this troubled region at its center,” the statement read.
The human rights organization stressed, “We reiterate our calls to the Indian government to act in accordance with international human rights law and standards towards people living in Jammu and Kashmir, including in relation to arrests and detentions of political opponents, and the rights to liberty and freedom of movement.”
The Amnesty International slammed the actions of the Indian government which have thrown ordinary people’s lives into turmoil, subjecting them to unnecessary pain and distress on top of the years of human rights violations they have already endured.
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir should not be treated as pawns in a political crisis, and the international community must come together to call for their human rights to be respected,” the statement concluded.

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