Pakistan backs UN over report alleging atrocities by India in Jammu and Kashmir

Prime News, National (Islamabad), July 19:- Pakistan has backed the United Nations over a recent report on alleged human rights violations by India in Jammu and Kashmir. According to Pakistan-based Dawn News, the neighbouring country backed the UN over the dismissal of human rights violation allegations by India.

India had strongly rejected the first-of-its-kind UN report on Jammu and Kashmir, calling it “fallacious, tendentious and motivated”. India had questioned the intent behind bringing out a report with “a selective compilation of largely unverified information.”

The report had alleged human rights violations in both “Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered Kashmir” and sought an international inquiry into these abuses.

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

In its statement, the MEA had 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’.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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