New Delhi, June 26: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat today strongly denounced the recent United Nations report that accused India of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, saying some of the reports are “motivated.”
“I don’t think it is necessary for us to speak on this (UN report). The Indian Army’s human rights record is above board, and people of India, Army personnel and countries worldwide know the truth. We must not pay much heed to this, some of these reports are motivated,” he told media.
In its report UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein asserted “The political dimensions of the dispute between India and Pakistan have long been centre-stage, but this is not a conflict frozen in time. It is a conflict that has robbed millions of their basic human rights, and continues to this day to inflict untold suffering”.
“It is also why I will be urging the UN Human Rights Council to consider establishing a commission of inquiry to conduct a comprehensive independent international investigation into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir,” asserted Zeid.
Reacting to this, India rejected United Nations (UN) report of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and described it as “fallacious, tendentious and motivated”.
Questioning the intention behind the report by Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on “human rights situation in Kashmir,the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said “We question intent in bringing out this report. It is a selective compilation of largely unverified information.”
“India also slammed the report for its description of the Indian territory which names Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” and “Gilgit-Baltistan.”