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No need to concern about such ‘motivated’ reports: Army Chief on Kashmir report

New Delhi | Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said that it isn’t worth speaking about the UNHRC Kashmir report as it is “motivated”.

“I don’t think it is necessary for us to speak on this (UN report). The Indian Army’s human rights record is above board, and people of India, Army personnel and countries worldwide know the truth. We must not pay much heed to this, some of these reports are motivated,” said the Army chief.

In a released statement the Ministry of External Affairs said, “The report violates India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Pakistan is in the illegal and forcible occupation of a part of the Indian state through aggression. We have repeatedly called upon Pakistan to vacate the occupied territories. The incorrect description of Indian territory in the report is mischievous, misleading and unacceptable. There are no entities such as “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” and “Gilgit-Baltistan.”

“It is disturbing that those behind this report have chosen to describe internationally designated and UN-proscribed terrorist entities as “armed groups” and terrorists as “leaders”. This undermines the UN-led consensus on zero tolerance to terrorism,” it further noted. The Government of India had earlier described the report as “fallacious, tendentious and motivated” and a “selective compilation of largely unverified information” that is “overtly prejudiced” and seeks to build a false narrative.

The United Nation Human Rights Commision in its report talked about alleged human rights violations in both Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and sought an international inquiry into these so-called abuses.

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