APDP welcomes UN Raporteur’s report

APDP welcomes UN Raporteur’s report

Srinagar, May 10, Current News Service (CNS): Welcoming the report of UN Rapporteur, Chrisof Heyns in which he has taken a dig on India over arbitrary executions in Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) Friday said they urge upon UN to act vehemently on rights issues in Kashmir.

Association of Persons of Disappeared Persons hold a peaceful protest in Srinagar on Friday and reiterated their demand to let them know about the whereabouts of their near and dear ones.

The Association in its statement has welcomed the report given by the UN Rapporteur, Chrisof Heyns in which he has expressed solidarity with the victims suffered at the hands of Indian troops in Kashmir.

Taking strong note of the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, Christof Heyns in his report to the Human Rights Council, Dated 26 April 2013, stated that the impunity is the central problem of human rights violations and asked India to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

The special Raporteur has also recommended prompt ratification on International Convention for the protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, enacting the prevention of torture bill and ensuring its compliance with CAT, ensuring prompt registration of FIRs, stop granting promotions and other types of awards for security forces personal suspected to have been involved in human rights violation cases until a proper clarification of facts, review section 46 of the Criminal Procedure Code and legislation regarding use of force including use of lethal force by the security agencies. (CNS)

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