Reacting to UNHCHR’s criticism, India said it was concerned at persisting ambiguities in the UN body’s governance.
“Terrorism, I would emphasise, is the most egregious violation of human rights,” India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the UN in Geneva, Ajit Kumar, said. Earlier, UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that they have received reports claiming the Indian authorities had used force excessively against the civilian population
India also stated that the whole state of Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part while Pakistan remains in illegal occupation of a part of its territory.
“The neutrality of the phrase ‘Indian-administered Kashmir’ is, therefore, artificial. Furthermore, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has an elected democratic government that represents all sections of the people unlike the situation in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” the Indian envoy said.
Further, India claimed that the current violence in Jammu and Kashmir has been choreographed from across our border.
India in its statement said, “We have noted the reference in the High Commissioner’s statement to the situation in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. The current violence in Jammu and Kashmir has been choreographed from across our border since the death of a known terrorist belonging to an internationally proscribed terrorist organisation in police action in July this year.”