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UN report accuses India, Pakistan of Kashmir rights violations, seeks probe

The UN report focuses mainly on serious violations committed in the northern Indian state of J&K

Reuters  |  Geneva 

Indian security forces have used excessive force in Kashmir and killed and wounded numerous civilians since 2016, the United Nations said on Thursday, calling for an international inquiry into alleged violations in the disputed territory. In the first UN report on human rights in both Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, it urged Pakistan to end its “misuse” of anti-terror legislation to persecute peaceful activists and quash dissent. There was no immediate comment by either government to the report issued by the UN human rights office in Geneva, ...

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 13:35 IST