Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday welcomed the first ever UN report on human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the inquiry into the rights violations in the region was long overdue.
Mirwaiz took to his Twitter handle and 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 calling for inquiry 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 HR commissioner Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain for its support to right of self 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 49 page human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir.
The report recommended that India fully respect the right of self determination of people of Jammu and Kashmir under international law and said that there was 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.