The UN said Monday that India should closely monitor the plight of detainees in Jammu and Kashmir as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world.  

“The Secretary-General [Antonio Guterres], as we have said earlier, believes that Member States need to take a very close look at incarcerations during a time of COVID-19. It’s something the High Commissioner for Human Rights has spoken out about,” his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

He said Guterres believes that any political solution must take into consideration the issue of human rights.

On March 25, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle

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