India has said that Pakistan should give freedom to people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK). India made the recommendations at the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan before the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group in Geneva on Monday.
India, in its recommendation, said the Pakistan government should provide freedom to the people of PoK by ending its illegal and forcible occupation.
India also recommended that Pakistan dismantle its Special Terrorist Zones, safe havens, and sanctuaries, and take action on terror financing.
The other recommendations made by India include stopping the targeting of political dissidents and illegitimate criticism in Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, stop torture, enforced disappearance and unlawful killings, including that of journalists and activists by its security agencies.
The UPR is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN member states.