UN, HROs demand India to stop criminalizing work of HR defenders in IIOJK

UN, HROs demand India to stop criminalizing work of HR defenders in IIOJK

United Nations experts and twelve global human rights organizations have warned India to stop criminalising the work of human rights defenders especially those who are raising voice against Indian brutalities in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement, the Chair-Rapporteur Aua Baldé, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Mary Lawlor and others reiterated their call for human rights defender Khurram Parvez's immediate and unconditional release by the Indian government.

They warned India that arrest and detention of renowned Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez has a chilling effect on civil society, rights activists and journalists in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Source: Radio Pakistan