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Kashmir: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Hussain Lord Hussain Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the APPG on Kashmir, Human Rights Abuses in Jammu Kashmir, published on 30 October; and what steps they are taking to encourage the governments of India and Pakistan to implement the recommendations of that report.

Photo of Lord Hussain Lord Hussain Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India about repealing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts in order to allow members of the armed forces to be investigated for alleged human rights abuses, as recommended in the report by the APPG on Kashmir, Human Rights Abuses in Jammu Kashmir, published on 30 October.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

We note the concerns about human rights violations and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act raised in the report by the APPG on Kashmir. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific has agreed to meet with the APPG Kashmir to discuss the recommendations of their report. We encourage all states to ensure that their domestic laws meet international human rights standards. Any allegations of human rights violations or abuses is concerning and must be investigated thoroughly, promptly and transparently. We raise the issue of Kashmir, including human rights, with the governments of India and Pakistan. The Government also works with the Indian and Pakistani governments to build capacity and share expertise to tackle challenges, including the promotion and protection of human rights.

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