Envoys of OIC contact group on J&K meet UN HR Chief

Geneva, September 09 : Ambassadors of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir in Geneva held a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, and apprised her of the grave human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Pakistan’s mission to the UN in Geneva said on Twitter that the envoys met virtually with the UN Human Rights Chief to communicate their concerns on the human rights situation in the occupied territory. The group comprised envoys from Azerbaijan, Niger, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan and the OIC Geneva Mission.

“The group urged High Commissioner Bachelet to continue monitoring and reporting on IIOJK based on grave human rights situation there and briefed her on ministerial meetings of Contact Group and resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir adopted at OIC summits and foreign minister-level meets,” the Pakistani Mission said.

“The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights documented that human rights violations in IIOJK have worsened in the last year, characterized by excessive use of force including pellet guns, home demolitions, civilians’ imprisonment, torture, demographic engineering etc.,” it added.

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