London, June 19 (KMS): Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, head of London based JKCHR, has termed the release of 49 page report as a great achievement.

Dr Gilani in an article wrote that the report was based on the mechanism of “remote monitoring” and that had defeated the Indian refusal to allow UN team into Kashmir.

Here are some excerpts from his article:

“The 49 page report prepared by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for the 38th session of 47 member UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, on Human Rights Situation in Kashmir is a great achievement. The need to use “Remote Monitoring” to overcome the Indian refusal to allow the UN team into Kashmir was discussed by a 5 member JKCHR delegation at OHCHR in Geneva on 26 September 2016. It was followed up when OHCHR received a second 4 member JKCHR delegation on 16 June 2017.”

“Credit goes to NGOs, civil society representatives and Governments that continued directly and indirectly to force the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to find a way out against Indian refusal to allow unhindered access into Indian occupied Kashmir to assess the Human Rights situation.”

“The report is based on the mechanism of “remote monitoring” and that has defeated the Indian refusal to allow UN team into Kashmir. In para 28 The report admits that, “The report largely draws on information that is mostly available in the public domain, some of which was obtained by various parties in India through the Right to Information Act, and also reflects the findings of research and monitoring carried out by local, national and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and human rights defenders.”

“Let us see how the 47 member UN Human Rights Council responds to this report or how best the people of Kashmir, use their efforts to trigger a consequence in their favour. Out of the present 47 members of UN HRC, 11 countries namely, Australia, Belgium, China, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America have taken a proactive part in UN Security Council Debates on Kashmir.”


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