End use of pallets against children in Kashmir; UN Chief urges India

20
End use of pallets against children in Kashmir; UN Chief urges India
End use of pallets against children in Kashmir; UN Chief urges India

UN Secretary General António Guterres has urged India to end the use of pellets against children in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The UN Chief on the occasion of the presentation of report “Children and Armed Conflict” in UN Security Council.
The report revealed that last year, grave violations were committed against some 19,300 youngsters, particularly in war zones, such as Afghanistan, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“The disregard for children’s rights amid war and upheaval is shocking and heartbreaking,” Mr Guterres said during the high-level debate, held virtually. “Schools and hospitals [are] constantly attacked, looted, destroyed or used for military purposes, with girls’ educational and health facilities targeted disproportionately”.
The report’s chapter on India noted that a total of 39 children 33 boys, six girls were affected by violence in the occupied territory last year. Of them, nine were killed and 30 were maimed.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here