‘Allegations of human rights violations very grave, India not allowing us to visit’: UN Special Rapporteur

‘Allegations of human rights violations very grave, India not allowing us to visit’: UN Special RapporteurKashmir Updates – Quratulain Rehbar – May 29, 2019 Nilz Melzer, United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, said that the allegations that ‘550-page report on human torture in Kashmir’ by two local NGOs is making are very serious and might…

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India’s Modi will continue to use Kashmir as fodder for Hindu nationalism

India’s Modi will continue to use Kashmir as fodder for Hindu nationalismKashmir Updates – Hilal Mir – May 25, 2019 Although the country’s far-right has always derived its strength from dehumanising Kashmir’s right to self-determination, the “secular” parties oversaw worse atrocities against the Kashmiri people when they were in power. Ahead of the Indian parliamentary…

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‘Breaking the silence’: Report documents torture in Kashmir

‘Breaking the silence’: Report documents torture in KashmirKashmir Updates – Rifat Fareed – May 20, 2019 Rights bodies say India uses torture as ‘instrument of control’ to quash rebellion in Indian-administered Kashmir. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Prisoners in Indian-administered Kashmir have been subjected to abuse and torture, including “water-boarding, sleep deprivation and sexualised torture”, according to…

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