The High Commissioner of the United Nations (UN) for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet has said that the ongoing use of the Unlawful Activities Act throughout India is worrying, with Jammu and Kashmir having among the highest number of cases in the country.
According to media reports, Michelle Bachelet has made these remarks at the start of the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council on human rights developments around the world.
The UN Human Rights Chief has voiced her continued concern over the situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
Michelle Bachelet further stated that the Indian authorities imposed restrictions on public assembly and frequent temporary communication blackouts continue while hundreds of people remained in detention for exercising their right to the freedom of expression and journalists faced ever-growing pressure in occupied territory.
“Restrictive measures can result in human rights violations and foster further tensions and discontent in occupied territory,” she added.