Khurram Parvez, leading Kashmiri human rights activist barred by India from attending UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Khurram Parvez

Despite sharp criticisms of the UN Human Rights Council, it is still important for human rights activists to demand a hearing & political support from the UN. Khurram Parvez, a noted Kashmiri human rights activist who is presently the chairperson of Asian Federation Against involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) & program coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) was invited to present at the Council meeting in Geneva but was not allowed to board the plane in Delhi, India.

Link to statement by JKCCS on barring Parvez from leaving India for UN meeting:

(Photo is Khurram Parvez)