Pakistan

UN calls for major investigation into rights’ abuses in IOK

The UN Human Rights chief has called for an international investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, to consider establishing a Commission of Inquiry to conduct a comprehensive independent international investigation into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir.
The Commission of inquiry is one of the UN’s highest-level probes, generally reserved for major crises like the conflict in Syria.
According to the 49-page report, the Indian security forces have used excessive force in occupied Kashmir and martyred killed and wounded numerous civilians since 2016.