UN renews call for establishment of commission of inquiry into HR abuses in Kashmir

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (APP):A report from the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights has renewed calls for an international probe into serious violations in the disputed Kashmir region, saying the number of civilian casualties from May 2018 to April 2019 may be the highest in over a decade.

The new report, published on Monday by the Geneva-based Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), also said no concrete steps had been taken to address the numerous concerns raised in an earlier UN report, which focused mainly on serious violations in Indian occupied Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018.

The follow-up report said in the Indian-administered Kashmir, accountability for violations committed by members of the Indian security forces remained virtually
non-existent.”