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UNHRC ASKS INDIA TO END LOCKDOWN IN J&K

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UN human rights chief expresses concern about Kashmir situation, asks Centre to ease lock down.

Background:

India and Pakistan are set to battle it out over Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) with Islamabad desperately trying to internationalize the abolition of special status of the state.

About UNHRC:

  • The UN body was established in 2006 with the aim of promoting and protecting human rights around the globe, as well as investigating alleged human rights violations.
  • It is made up of 47 member states, which are selected by the UN General Assembly on a staggered basis each year for three-year-long terms.
  • Members meet around three times a year to debate human rights issues and pass non-binding resolutions and recommendations by majority vote.
  • The council also carries out the Universal Periodic Review of all UN member states, which allows civil society groups to bring accusations of human rights violations in member states to the attention of the UN.

About UNHRC:

  • The UN body was established in 2006 with the aim of promoting and protecting human rights around the globe, as well as investigating alleged human rights violations.
  • It is made up of 47 member states, which are selected by the UN General Assembly on a staggered basis each year for three-year-long terms.
  • Members meet around three times a year to debate human rights issues and pass non-binding resolutions and recommendations by majority vote.
  • The council also carries out the Universal Periodic Review of all UN member states, which allows civil society groups to bring accusations of human rights violations in member states to the attention of the UN.

 

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/upsc-j-k-now-under-central-govt-rule/

http://www.theweekendleader.com/Headlines/37138/unhrc-pak-india-to-make-statements-on-j-k.html

https://scroll.in/latest/936789/the-big-news-un-human-rights-chief-asks-india-to-ease-kashmir-restrictions-and-9-other-top-stories

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