India, Pak should fulfil obligations under worldwide human rights law: Amnesty

India protests amendments to interim Constitution of Pakistan-occupied territory in J&K

India, Pak should fulfil obligations under worldwide human rights law: Amnesty

The MEA also said that the report failed to take into account the global consensus on terrorism and added, "Terrorism is the most egregious violation of human rights".

The MEA, however, asserted that "the report violates India's sovereignty and territorial integrity".

It violated the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, it said.

"The concerned authorities will look into the motivations which have gone into making of this report", MoS PMO Jitendra Singh said.

There can't be any comparison between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as "the former has a democratically elected government while the latter has seen a Pakistani diplomat arbitrarily appointed as its head", Indian officials have said.

"This is why any resolution of the political situation in Kashmir must entail a commitment to end the cycles of violence and ensure accountability for past and current violations and abuses by all parties, and provide redress for victims", he said.

"I would throw the report in the dustbin", Subramanian said.

The government strongly rebutted the charges, with the MEA questioning "the intent in bringing out such a report".




Raveesh Kumar, spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs, rejected the report, calling it "fallacious, tendentious and motivated" and a "selective compilation of largely unverified information".

The UN report has asked India to "respect the self-determination of the people of Kashmir". India's response says " The entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. "Should the United Nations overlook the state-sponsored terrorism being exported on Indian soil by Pakistan?".

The UN report focuses mainly on alleged serious violations committed in Jammu and Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018. He further added, we don't comment on reports written by people who don't know about the subject.

Pakistan said the United Nation's Report has "rightly" called for a final political solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue.

Activists estimate that up to 145 civilians were martyred by security forces and up to 20 civilians martyred by armed groups in the same period, it said.

Crimes committed by armed groups in occupied Kashmir range from kidnappings and killings of civilians to sexual violence, the United Nations report said.

UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein further urged the UN Human Rights Council to establish a commission inquiry to conduct a "comprehensive, independent worldwide investigation into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir". The Indian-administered portion of the region has been the scene of an armed insurgency backed by Pakistan for 30 years, although the number of militants operating in the valley now numbers only a few hundred, far fewer than the movement's height in the 1990s. "This proposal is consistent with Pakistan's several calls to this effect since 2016, even as India has continued to ignore legitimate demands for probe into gross and systematic violations, including pellet guns and excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests and detentions, as well as continued sexual violence, as part of the overall impunity enjoyed by Indian security forces", according to a statement from the Pakistan foreign office made available by the high commission in New Delhi.

It also sought an global inquiry into these abuses.

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