India must release Kashmiri human rights activist, U.N. experts say



NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Indian government must immediately release a prominent Kashmiri human rights activist arrested last month on charges of involvement in activities against the public order, a group of United Nations experts urged on Wednesday.
Khurram Parvez, 39, coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCSS) has long campaigned against human rights violations committed by state forces in India's volatile Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), four... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Reuters
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