Geneva, July 04 (KMS): Kashmiri representative, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, has urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to play its role in protecting the populations under military occupation.

Speaking under the Agenda Item 5 at the ongoing 38th session of the UNHRC in Geneva, Barrister Tramboo, UN Permanent Representative and Director of International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), urged the Council to appoint a special rapporteur on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Following is the complete text of Barrister Tramboo’s statement:

Mr Chairman!

The great value to and important role of the Human Rights Council is to protect the populations under military occupation. IHRAAM is confident that the Council ensures the promotion of unrepresented peoples and nations safe and enabling environment to defend and promote their human rights. IHRAAM is pleased to receive the UN High Commissioner’s Report on Jammu and Kashmir and endorses His Excellency’s recommendation to establish an independent enquiry commission to investigate the allegations of gross human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Nevertheless, we ask the Council:
a) To appoint a special rapporteur on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir;

b) To rush a Mission to both parts of Kashmir especially the Indian Occupied Kashmir; and

c) To initiate, as soon as practicable, a panel discussion in the Council on the High Commissioner’s Report.

Further, the Council is asked to take on board IHRAAM/CPG-OHBCUD intervention submitted at the 22nd session of the Working Group of Experts on Peoples of African Descent (UNWGEPA).

I thank you Mr Chairman.


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