UNHRC Criticises India For Pressure On Journalists, Use Of UAPA, Communication Blackouts In J&K
The United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday criticized India for pressure on journalists, use of UAPA and the as “frequent” temporary communication blackouts in Jammu and Kashmir.
She described the use of UAPA in India as “worrying” and said hundreds of people remain in detention in India for exercising their right to the freedom of expression.
In her opening statement at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Bachelet (said),…. “Indian authorities’ restrictions on public assembly and frequent temporary communication blackouts continue in Jammu and Kashmir, while hundreds of people remain in detention for exercising their right to the freedom of expression, and journalists face ever-growing pressure.”…