KCSDS calls for Special UN Rappateur for Kashmir

Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) Thursday appealed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Special Rappateur to Kashmir to inquire into the grave use of military force against unarmed civilians, resulting in at least 38 deaths and injuries to about 1800 people, in Kashmir.

Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) Thursday appealed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Special Rappateur to Kashmir to inquire into the grave use of military force against unarmed civilians, resulting in at least 38 deaths and injuries to about 1800 people, in Kashmir. 

In a statement issued to KNS, the spokesman said that at a special meeting chaired by its chairperson Hameedah Nayeem in Srinagar today, the civil society group demanded that the Special Rappateur must be sent to Kashmir at the soonest, and besides meeting the affected population, should also liaison with the Srinagar-based UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) for unhindered access to the affected areas to obtain first hand information about the current situation. 

Expressing its deep anxiety on the grave humanitarian situation in Kashmir, KCSDS has noted that over seven million people of Kashmir remain under a lockdown with no or bare minimum access to daily basic survival needs for six days now.

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