Mirwaiz welcome UN Report, says inquiry in HR violation long overdue

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SRINAGAR, JUNE 14 : Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday welcomed the first ever UN report on rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the inquiry into the rights violations in the region was long overdue.

Taking to micro-blogging website, Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote: “Welcome the first ever UN report on HR violations in #Kashmir recognition of the grave HR violations by the state taking place in Kashmir for past 30 years in particular and callingforinquiry into them was long overdue”

“UN has a moral obligation towards the people of Kashmir. People of Kashmir Thank the UN especially the bold efforts of its HRcommissionerMr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain for its support to right ofself determination and in preparing the report and making it public hope an enquirer commission is setup and announced soon by UN,” tweeted Mirwaiz.

Earlier today, United Nations Human Rights Office published a human rights report on divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The report said there is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, who for seven decades have suffered a conflict that has claimed or ruined numerous lives.

The 49-page report – the first ever issued by the UN on the human rights situation in Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered Kashmir – details human rights violations and abuses on both sides of the Line of Control, and highlights a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by security forces.