The OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) expresses serious concern over the recent incidents of human rights violations in the Indian-Occupied Kashmir by the Indian military and para-military forces, which have resulted in the killing of more than 30 innocent Kashmiris, whereas more than 1400 have been injured, around 50 critically. People have been denied access to basic emergency services and right to health. There have been incidents of violence, harassment, shelling of teargas in hospitals, to prevent access to hospitals and restrict the movement of ambulances.
The use of excessive force against innocent civilians, protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings, is deplorable and a blatant violation of the right to life, right to freedom of expression and opinion, right to peaceful protest and assembly and other fundamental human rights.
These extrajudicial killings and abrasive human rights violations should stop forthwith. There should not be any impunity for human rights violations. An independent, fair and transparent inquiry should be conducted against the individuals responsible for these killings and culprits must be held accountable at all levels.