NEW DELHI: India has rejected United Nations Human Rights Council’s request for a visit to occupied Kashmir to investigate human rights violations in the region, mentioned a Times of India report today.

According to the report, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the Indian government had received a letter from the UNHRC, requesting a visit to the Indian-held Kashmir.

The foreign minister had raised the matter in an all-party conference called on Friday to discuss the prevailing violence in the region.

It was reported that all the parties unanimously rejected any third-party arbitration in the matter.

A few days ago, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had written letters to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, urging them to make efforts to end the persistent and egregious violations of the basic human rights in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), the Pakistani foreign ministry had said in a statement.

Indian authorities had suspended all mobile telephone services except postpaid connections of state-run BSNL, citing possible protests after Friday prayers.

Since July, dozens of Kashmiri youth have lost their eyesight after Indian forces resorted to using pellet guns on unarmed civilians.

Doctors at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital have treated over 360 pellet victims since Wani was martyred and have performed over 400 eye surgeries.

Devastated by the atrocities, the doctors had also earlier protested at the Government Medical College Srinagar holding up placards reading “Hear our silence, see our blindness” and “Stop killing innocent kids”.