LAHORE The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Ms Margaret Sekaggya concluded her two-day visit to Held Jammu and Kashmir a couple of weeks ago amid controlled and limited access. An Indian intelligence officer (DCIO) at Srinagar, probably from Intelligence Bureau disclosed on the condition of anonymity that Ms Sekaggya visited only those Kashmiris as well as state officers who had been vetted by the Indian agencies and an approved script had been handed over to them to discuss with the Special Rapporteur. As a matter of fact, New Delhi never allowed free access to any international observer or member of human rights group in the occupied valley to collect data on human rights violations because the state is ruled by Indian Army and the intelligence mafia. Interestingly, all the major intelligence agencies of India were separately covering her visit by remaining present with Ms Sekaggya in one pretext or the other. During her visit, she met state officials, member of bar association, Indian human rights activists and selected families of some screened victims at a local hotel in Srinagar. The historic visit took place with an aim to furnish report after renewed spark in freedom struggle since June 11, 2010 that has claimed over 110 lives and left hundreds others wounded as a result of Indian security forces action against protesting Kashmiri civilians. Ms Sekaggya had been mandated to submit a report to the UN Human Rights Council after her two-day fact-finding mission in Kashmir. No doubt, if she had worked on the list of Kashmiris provided by officials at New Delhi there would have been remote chances that she would be able to take note of the gravity of human rights abuses being perpetrated by Indian Armed Forces. Had the Indian intelligence agencies allowed Ms Sekaggya to knock any door of a Kashmiri resident in Anantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara, Sopur, Bandipur, Shopian or other similar areas she would have got correct version of the story relating to genocide and human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. It was unfortunate that she was not even allowed to visit jails and meet families of the victims of Indian state terrorism of her own choice, which could have provided her first hand knowledge of Indian brutalities. Despite Indian agencies warning to the locals not to give interviews to the visiting Special Rapporteur, some of the members of civil society, Kashmir University students and a delegation of the High Court Bar Association held separate meetings with the UN Rapporteur in Srinagar and informed her about massacre of hundreds of innocent Kashmiris and detention of thousands of others by Indian authorities under draconian laws like Public Safety Act (PSA), Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Disturbed Areas Act (DAA). As per the official announcement, Margaret Sekaggya would assess the human rights situation in Kashmir valley and will also report on the challenges faced by human rights defenders and make recommendations to improve their functioning. The attitude of the Indian undercover intelligence officers in Srinagar and refugee camps was causing hindrance to the honourable Rapporteur. The briefing given by Indian Held Jammu and Kashmir puppet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was very critical about the Kashmiris freedom struggle and their right of self-determination was reflected if it was a conspiracy from across the border. Omar acting on the instructions of Indian agencies levelled whole blame of fleeing of Hindu Pandits on Kashmiris. The briefings at New Delhi portrayed the Kashmiris, engaged in armed struggle against illegal and illegitimate occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, as terrorists. They were linked to with Taliban, Al-Qaeda and cross border terrorism to arise international sentiments against them. Ms Sekaggya also met Chairperson of the State Human Right Commission (SHRC), Justice Bashir-Uddin who projected official stance without highlighting the actual victimisations of the Kashmiris. Ms Sekaggya would be facing real difficulty in distinguishing between ground realities and propaganda. No doubt that Ms Margaret Sekaggya was not free to collect evidences of human rights violations but still she managed to meet some Kashmiris, under the nose of Indian agencies, who had given her fair idea about human right violations and war crimes by Indian Army, Para Military Forces and Intelligence agencies. Now when the Indian atrocities have been brought into the notice of United Nations, the organisation is morally and legally bound to take note of human rights violations in the Indian Held Jammu & Kashmir by virtue of its resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. Once the report is submitted, the United Nations needs to set up a tribunal to penalise those who have been involved in the human rights violations in this state.