India slams UN rights body for Jammu and Kashmir statement
NEW DELHI: India slammed the UN high commissioner for human rights office on Thursday for making “baseless and unfounded” allegations against Indian forces in J&K, asking it to develop a better understanding of the negative impact of terrorism on human rights.
The government said that the statement by the spokesperson of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) “betrayed a complete lack of understanding” on the part of the UN body of the security challenges faced by India from cross-border terrorism and its impact on the “most fundamental human right, the right to life, of our citizens, including in Jammu & Kashmir”.
Referring to proscribed terrorist organisations as armed groups demonstrated a clear bias on the part of the OHCHR, the foreign ministry said.
“We have seen the statement made by the spokesperson of the OHCHR on specific incidents in Jammu & Kashmir,” foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said