Provide Freedom to People in PoK: India

Published 17 November 2017  |  
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The Indian government in the United Nations (UN) has appealed to Pakistan to "end forced conversions and marriages of minorities, including Hindu, Sikh and Christian women, and prosecute all cases,"

At the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), India asked Pakistan to "dismantle special terrorist zones and safe havens in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir" (PoK), and "provide freedom to people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) by ending its illegal and forceful occupation and to stop torture, enforced disappearances and unlawful killing."

India also asked Pakistan to carry out international obligations under International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Vienna Convention on Consular Relation (VCCR) and "stop attacks on Muslim minorities such as Shias, Ahmadiyas, Ismailia and Hazaras."

Sumit Seth, first secretary at the Permanent Mission of India to UN urged Pakistan to stop torture, enforced disappearance and unlawful killings, including that of journalists and activists by its security agencies in the country.

Seth urged Pakistan to show "zero tolerance" against terrorism, as it is an international obligation as well as a commitment to its own people.


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