India regrets UN human rights commissioner’s remarks on Kashmir

United Nations Human Rights Commission or UNHRC, Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights made a reference to Kashmir during her opening statement to the Council on which India has voiced regret.

Michelle Bachelet in her opening statement to the Council made a reference to Kashmir, saying the Human Rights Council’s recent report on the current situation “has not been followed up with meaningful improvements, or even open and serious discussions on how the grave issues raised could be addressed”.

She further stated that “The people of Kashmir have exactly the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world, and we urge the authorities to respect them. The Office continues to request permission to visit both sides of the Line of Control, and in the meantime, will continue its monitoring and reporting.”

The Permanent Representative of India to the UN in Geneva Ambassador, Rajiv Chander, said India had made its views “abundantly clear” on this matter in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Mr Chander said, “We regret that reference has been made to the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. Our views on this matter have been made abundantly clear in the Council.”

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