IPHRC raises concern over alleged human rights violation in Kashmir

| Updated: Jul 15, 2016 04:03 IST

Islamabad (Pakistan), July 14 (ANI): The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC), a body established by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has called for an end to alleged violation of human rights in Kashmir. "OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) calls for an immediate end to the ongoing abrasive human rights violations and extrajudicial killings of Kashmiris in Kashmir," said an IPHRC statement released by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The statement further said the IPHRC expresses serious concern over the recent incidents of alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, which have resulted in the killing of more than 30 'innocent' Kashmiris, whereas more than 1400 have been injured, around 50 critically. "The use of excessive force against innocent civilians, protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings, is deplorable and a blatant violation of the right to life, right to freedom of expression and opinion, right to peaceful protest and assembly and other fundamental human rights," it added. It further said that these alleged human rights violation must stop and an independent, fair and transparent inquiry should be conducted against the individuals responsible. More than 30 people have been killed and several others injured, with both people and security forces turning hostile in protest-related violence in the Kashmir Valley, after Kashmiris took to the streets to condemn the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani. (ANI)