Pakistan, 50 other nations demand UN action to end humanitarian crisis in Indian Kashmir Sep 12, 2019 0 232 12345 tribune.com.pk ISLAMABAD Pakistan submitted at the UN Human Rights Council a statement on Wednesday on behalf of 50 countries, expressing concern over the illegal annexation of Kashmir by India.In the statement, the signatories call for immediate cessation of brutalities against the people of Indian-administered Kashmir and protection of human rights in the disputed territory. “The worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, especially following decisions taken on August 5, 2019, requires urgent attention by the Human Rights Council and human rights mechanisms,” it says.The statement asks for immediate lifting of curfew while expressing concern over reports of rape, brutality, and enforced disappearances coming from the region. It adds that the signatories share the concern expressed by High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet regarding the impact of recent actions on the rights of Kashmiris.Pakistan asks for immediate halt of force and pellet guns in the region along with access for human rights organisations as well as international media. Implementation of the recommendations of OHCHR’s Kashmir Reports – including the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry to investigate egregious human rights violations – has also been demanded. RELATED ARTICLES Trump vows to hit Taliban ‘harder’ as US marks 9/11 Sep 12, 2019 0 225 Pakistan sees risk of ‘accidental war’ over Kashmir Sep 12, 2019 0 945 Suspected militant killed in Indian Kashmir amid autonomy crisis Sep 12, 2019 0 734 Former Indonesian president Habibie dies at 83 after heart ailment treatment Jakarta: Former Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died on Wednesday after being treated in a Jakarta army hospital for a heart ailment. He was 83. “I on behalf of the people of Indonesia and the government .. Archbishop of Canterbury prostrates over 1919 India massacre Amritsar: Britain has never apologised for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar in India but the head of the Church of England prostrated himself to say sorry in a personal capacity. British troops fired on thousands of unarmed ..