India on Thursday reiterated its strong criticism of a UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it accorded “legitimacy to terrorism by ignoring the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan and also by trying to create an artificial parity” between New Delhi and Islamabad.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar termed the Update of the Report by the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued on Monday as “a false and motivated narrative on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and in violation of India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”. He said the report “ignores” the whole issue of cross-border terrorism.
“There was no mention of cross border terrorism”. “We also feel that the report and the Update seem to be an effort to create an artificial parity between the world’s largest and most vibrant democracy (India) and a country that openly practises state-sponsored terrorism,” he added. Read More