18.1 C
New Delhi
Saturday 25 January 2020

Army chief dismisses UN report on Kashmir as ‘motivated’

India had vehemently rejected the report as 'fallacious, tendentious and motivated'

New Delhi: Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat on Wednesday slammed the UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, dubbing it as “motivated”.

 

The human rights record of the Indian Army, he said, was well known to the people of Kashmir and to the international community.

“I don’t need to speak about the human rights record of the Indian Army. It is well known to all of you, it is well known to the people of Kashmir, and to the international community. I don’t think we should get too concerned about the report, some of these reports are motivated,” Rawat told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

The human rights record of the Indian Army is absolutely above board, he maintained.

In a report released earlier this month, the United Nations Human Rights Council talked about alleged human rights violations in both Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir and sought an international inquiry into these abuses.

The report primarily focuses on the human rights situation in J&K from July 2016- when demonstrations erupted after security forces killed “the leader of an armed group”— to April this year.

“Indian security forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings and a very high number of injuries,” the report says. It also says that as per civil society estimates up to 145 civilians were killed by the security forces between mid-July 2016 and the end of March 2018, with up to 20 other civilians killed by “armed groups” in the same period.

India had vehemently rejected the report as “fallacious, tendentious and motivated”.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said that the report was “overtly prejudiced” and seeks to build a “false narrative”.

Stay on top - Get daily news in your email inbox

Sirf Views

Soros Loves To Play Messiah To The Miserable

The opportunity to throw breadcrumbs massages the ego of NGOs supremacists run; the megalomaniac Soros is a personification of that ego

Pandits: 30 Years Since Being Ripped Apart

Pandits say, and rightly so, that their return to Kashmir cannot be pushed without ensuring a homeland for the Islam-ravaged community for conservation of their culture

Fear-Mongering In The Times Of CAA

No one lived in this country with so much fear before,” asserted a friend while dealing with India's newly amended citizenship...

CAA: Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste

So said Winston Churchill, a lesson for sure for Prime Miniter Narendra Modi who will use the opposition's calumny over CAA to his advantage

Archbishop Of Bangalore Spreading Canards About CAA

The letter of Archbishop Peter Machado to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, published in The Indian Express, is ridden with factual inaccuracies

Related Stories

Leave a Reply

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: