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India writes to UN, lodges protest over Kashmir human rights report, says it violates UN resolution

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India says report mentions Lashkar and Jaish as ‘armed group’, PaK as ‘Azad Kashmir’ 

India has lodged a strong protest with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) over its recent report on human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a communication sent to the OHCHR on June 12, New Delhi had said the world body has departed from internationally accepted terminology in the report.

India pointed out that the OHCHR in its 49-page report described the United Nations-proscribed terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as ‘armed group’ 38 times and PoK as ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ 26 times.

Besides, it said that the OHCHR nowhere mentioned ‘cross-border terrorism’ rather used ‘cross-border shelling’ twice.

With the title ‘Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018, and General Human Rights Concerns in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, India says the UN has indicated its support for the Pakistani side.



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