Human rights experts at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have showed their concerned about the deteriorated situation of Kashmir.
According to Kashmir media service Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard said, “The situation in Kashmir is a big concern for many of us within Special Procedures. But it is also a situation where we need to recognize that besides keeping the issue on the agenda, and besides denouncing the violation I am not sure that we at this point can be asked to have much more impact than that.”
She further added “It doesn’t meant that we are giving up at all but it does mean that there are a number of actors that are probably better placed than Special Procedures to move the issue to a better situation.”
Callamard said that she had written to the Indian government giving specific details about victims and their perpetrators, but the quality of responses she received has been “poor” and “further gotten poor after the decision of the Indian government to transform the status of Kashmir”.
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It is pertinent to mention here that in occupied Kashmir, the routine life continues to remain badly hit on 85th consecutive day, today, in Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region with continued heavy deployment of Indian forces and strict restrictions in place under Section 144.
Some postpaid mobile phone connections have been restored a week ago, but there’s no sign of restoring the internet and prepaid cellular phone services for the inhabitants of the territory.