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UKPNP activists highlight human rights violations in PoK

ANI  |  Geneva [Switzerland] 

Activists of the United People's (UKPNP) has highlighted gross human rights violations committed by in Pakistan-occupied-(PoK) at the (UNHRC).

"Our organization is deeply concern over serious human rights violations in and Gilgit Baltistan. The practice of enforced disappearances has increased dramatically security forces continued to act with impunity and are accused of widespread human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, torture, deaths in custody and extrajudicial executions," UKPNP activist said.

"We urge upon the HRC to take serious note on Pakistan's human rights situation and put pressure on the government to repeal all discriminatory clauses from the constitution and protect the life and liberty of people, produce all disappeared persons and release all political prisoners," he added.

Another activist from the party used the occasion to throw light on the denial of rights to the residents of

"The beginning of the new millennium has awakened many societies to the reality and recognition of the human dignity. But unfortunately, the people of Pakistani peripheries have been systematically denied to enjoy those rights recognised by the international community," another party activist said.

"The state of human rights and freedom of expression and religion have been dogmatised," he added.

urged to this council to ask to revive fundamental rights of the people, abolish all discriminatory laws against political parties, human rights defenders and allow the press to freely function in

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 06:00 IST