Top UN Rights Experts Call Kashmir Blackout ‘Collective Punishment’

by Barbara Crossette. This article originally appeared on PassBlue.

As a communications shutdown is still depriving people in the predominantly Muslim Kashmir Valley contact with the outside world, five eminent international human-rights advocates say that the Indian military chokehold may be obscuring continuing abuses against civilians, nearly three weeks after stripping the region of its political autonomy. Information has been slowly emerging.