Commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom Arunima Bhargava alleged religious minorities in India are in a state of fear, persecution and violence.
In a letter to the panel, the Kashmiri Overseas Association said that without their testimony, the committee hearing promoted anti-Hindu sentiment and peddle an anti-Indian propaganda machine.
The first United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir makes no bones about the fact that it deals mainly with the Indian administered side.
The UN report is a damning indictment of how the situation has unravelled in the Kashmir valley post the killing of Burhan Wani, a ‘commander’ of the separatist Hizbul Mujahideen, on July 8, 2016.
He alleged that the security forces have arrested the Hurriyat leadership while using force against peaceful protesters. He claimed that 14 people were killed in the last 36 hours.