Srinagar: The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, arrives in Srinagar tomorrow to assess the condition of human rights defenders in the Kashmir Valley.
Sakaggya, a lawyer from Uganda, will meet human rights defenders, government officials and civil society groups during her two-day visit, official sources told Press Bureau of India.
â€œThe aim of the mission is to evaluate in person, in an objective and impartial manner, the situation of human rights defenders in the country, and to initiate a process of constructive cooperation with the authorities,â€ said Mrs. Sekaggya on official websiteâ€”www.ohchr.org.
Mrs. Sekaggya is visiting India at the invitation of the Government, the website said.
The sources said that Mrs. Sekaggya was unlikely to meet mainstream or pro-freedom leaders.
Margaret Sekaggya was appointed Special Rapporteur in March 2008 by the UN Human Rights Council and is independent from any Government and serves in her individual capacity, the website says.
Mrs. Sekaggya concludes here visit to India by addressing a Press Conference in New Delhi on Jan 21.