Fallacious, motivated: India rejects UN rights body report on Kashmir

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Published Jun 14, 2018, 2:33 pm IST
Updated Jun 14, 2018, 3:12 pm IST
'It is a selective compilation of largely motivated unverified information," Ministry of External Affairs said.
India rejects the report of United Nations High Commission for Human Rights on 'human rights situation in Kashmir'. (Photo: File | AP)
 India rejects the report of United Nations High Commission for Human Rights on 'human rights situation in Kashmir'. (Photo: File | AP)

New Delhi: India today rejected the report of United Nations High Commission for Human Rights on "human rights situation in Kashmir".

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) rejected the report and said, "it is fallacious, tendentious and motivated. We question the intent in brining out the report."

 

"It is a selective compilation of largely motivated unverified information," the MEA added. 

In its first report on human rights in Kashmir the UN tore into both India and Pakistan for violation of rights in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan ccupied Kashmir (PoK). 

MEA said, "The report violates India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Pakistan is in illegal and forcible occupation of a part of the Indian state through aggression."

The UN report urged Pakistan to end its "misuse” of anti-terror legislation to persecute peaceful activists and quash dissent.

Indian and Pakistani security forces used excessive force in both sides of Kashmir, killing and wounding civilians since 2016, the United Nations said on Thursday and called for an international inquiry into alleged violations.

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The report said that India has long accused Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) that separates the two sides in the region, a charge Islamabad denies.

The UN report focused mainly on alleged serious violations committed in Jammu and Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018. Activists estimate that up to 145 civilians were killed by security forces and up to 20 civilians killed by armed groups in the same period, the UN report said.

“In responding to demonstrations that started in 2016, Indian security forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings and a very high number of injuries,” the UN report said.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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