Human Rights

India protests United Nation Human Rights Commissioner’s comments on Kashmir

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India on Thursday strongly protested UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s comments on the Kashmir in his annual report and an oral update on human rights developments at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

In his address on Wednesday, Hussein had said, “With respect to Kashmir, on both sides of the Line of Control, regrettably unconditional access continues to be refused to my office, and I will report on this issue at greater length in June.”

Stating that Hussein’s update does not reflect the situation in India adequately, Indian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN offices and other international organisations in Geneva, Raj Kumar Chander said, “There is also a reference to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. There is none to cross-border terrorism. Terrorism is the most fundamental violation of human rights and we overlook its egregiousness at our own peril.”

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