New Delhi: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in its 52th session invited a couple of Kashmiri activists from India to voice their concerns, ranging from human rights to other local issues ailing the region.
While some activists emphasized & welcome the decline in terror & violence in the region post constitutional changes in 2019, an activist chose to call out Pakistan for its nefarious terror designs in Jammu & Kashmir.
Tasleem Akhter, speaking at the UN body, enumerated instances of human rights violations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and termed it a ‘full humanitarian crisis’, thus calling for intervention of the global body.
She said that the human rights violations in PoK is one of the most pressing issue of South Asia, something which one can’t ignore & keep aside.
Activist from Kashmir, India– Tasleema Akhter tells UN body about human rights violations in PoK, says its a “matter of concern and full humanitarian crisis” pic.twitter.com/ux02amXjwZ
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“There are grave human rights violation in PoK & Balochistan. Atrocities on people is a matter of concern. Such humanitarian crisis requires our immediate attention & intervention,” Akhter said at the UNHRC.
She also pointed to Pakistan’s support to terror modules in Jammu & Kashmir and said that the neighboring nation has harboured extremists for long and it too faces its repercussions but doesn’t refrain from supporting terror.
She talked about extra-judicial killings & torture of activists in Pakistan’s Balochistan and said that it was time that world takes note of it and act accordingly.
“There is troublesome situation in Balochistan, people are facing unimaginable crisis, being tortured at the hands of Pakistani Army,” she said.