UN criticises India for its continued restrictions on Internet in IOJ&K

UN criticises India for its continued restrictions on Internet in IOJ&K

Geneva (Web Desk): A United Nations (UN) human rights expert has criticised India for its continued restrictions on Internet and holding of peaceful protests in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K).


David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, made the statement while presenting his report at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

He called on India to restore the internet facility for the incarcerated Kashmiri people.

The UN special rapporteur reiterated his call for a country visit to occupied Kashmir for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.

India annexed Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August 2019 in violation of UN resolutions and placed it under a military lockdown, imprisoning all political leaders.