UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K -Kallol Bhattacharjee

-The Hindu

Michelle Bachelet also asked India to ensure that the National Register of Citizens verification in Assam does not leave the people Stateless

The UN Human Rights Council urged India on Monday to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services.

Delivering the Opening Statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet noted the situation in Kashmir and Assam, where lakhs have been excluded from the National Register of Citizens, and asked the Indian government to respect civil rights.

“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,” said Ms. Bachelet, while addressing the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

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The Hindu, 9 September, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/un-human-rights-chief-asks-india-pakistan-to-respect-and-protect-rights-of-kashmiris/article29375135.ece?homepage=true

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