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UN human rights head concerned over Kashmir situation

Geneva, October 05 (Online): The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has expressed serious concern over the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.

According to press statement issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Spokesperson reiterated the UN body’s call for unfettered and unconditional access to Jammu and Kashmir to enable it to independently and impartially monitor the human rights situation.

The spokesperson said that High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is seriously concerned about the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir, as well as the rising tensions between India and Pakistan.

The UN official wants India and Pakistan to avoid inflammatory remarks and de-escalate the situation through dialogue, the spokesperson added.

“We urge India and Pakistan to engage in a dialogue and to de-escalate the situation. The inflammatory remarks on both sides only fuel the tensions and could result in a further deterioration of the human rights situation,” he added. “We stand ready to support efforts to de-escalate the situation,” the spokesperson added.