UN declines comment on Amnesty report over Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has declined comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India of not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in J&K state.

Asked on Thursday at the daily briefing at the UN headquarters for a reaction to the report issued on Wednesday, Ban’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq refused to comment on it.

The report based on 58 case studies of alleged excesses by the armed forces in the state has called for a repeal of AFSPA and wanted India to invite the UN Special Rapporteur as well as the UN Joint Working group on disappearances to visit J&K.

The group also asked for “unimpeded access” to victims and witnesses for UN officials inquiring into disappearances and human rights violations.

FOLLOW US

8,318FansLike
28FollowersFollow
747FollowersFollow
New York
mist
33.5 ° F
41 °
28.4 °
80%
0.9mph
75%
Fri
35 °
Sat
37 °
Sun
42 °
Mon
39 °
Tue
41 °
- Advertise Here Call +1 646 247 9458 -

Trending (48 Hours)

Indian professor named AAPS 2016 Fellow

NEW YORK (TIP): Arvind Kumar Bansal, a professor and head of the department of pharmaceutics at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research...
- Advertise Here Call +1 646 247 9458 -