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Diplomats briefed about OHCHR's report on human rights situation in IOK

Diplomats briefed about OHCHR's report on human rights situation in IOK
June 27, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A briefing for Islamabad-based Head of Missions was held on Wednesday regarding the recent report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), ‘Report on the situation of human rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018 and general human rights concerns in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.’' The meeting was chaired by Foreign Minister Abdullah Haroon. The spokesperson opened the briefing with a video, exhibiting the brutal assassination of Shujaat Bukhari and the atrocities perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in the wake of the issuance of the first OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The spokesperson stated that the report had a categorical focus on the Indian atrocities in IoK and explicitly underscored India's obligation to fulfill its commitment to International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law, as well as, to halt the human sufferings in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The minister, in his remarks, stated that it was regrettable that their fundamental human conscience had been surpassed by our more 'practical' interests, when it came to the human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It is time for the international community to move beyond political and economic expediencies and fulfill its promises to the Kashmiri people, as per United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
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