June 19, 2018
Kashmir Delegation Meets UN High Commissioner For HR Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
June 19, 2018
The Kashmir delegation to Human Rights Council informally met Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to thank him for his historic role in the release of the first-ever UN report on Kashmir.
The report has reaffirmed the international status of Kashmir as a disputed territory and censured India for serious human rights violations in the valley.
Al-Hussein made Kashmir history last week when he released a 49-page report on the situation of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir, paving the way for an international humanitarian intervention.
The Kashmir delegation thanked Al-Hussein, who is from Jordan, for his statement in the council earlier today where he eulogized Shujaat Bukhari, the top Kashmiri journalist who was assassinated in a suburb of Srinagar known for high Indian military presence.
Bukhari was assassinated within hours of the release of the historic UN report. Bukhari publicly welcomed the report.
Those who informally met Al-Hussein included Convener APHC-Pakistan Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, who is from Srinagar, along with Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan, executive director of Kashmir Institute of International Relations-KIIR from Azad Kashmir, and top freedom leaders Hassan Bana and Advocate Pervez Shah.
The Kashmir delegation is participating in the 38th session of Human Rights Council. The delegation is led by Altaf Hussain Wani, a press release said.
In addition to those who other delegates include senior APHC leader Mrs Shamim Shawl, member academia Tayiba Bashir, and Ahmed Quraishi, executive director, YFK-International Kashmir Lobby Group.