Army chief Bipin Rawat rejects UNHRC report on J&K

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Army chief Bipin Rawat broke his silence on a recent United Nations report on Wednesday cataloguing alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it isn’t worth speaking about as it is “motivated”.

“We don’t need to be concerned about this report (the recent UNHRC report on Kashmir, which has been rejected by India). Some of these reports are motivated. The human rights record of the Indian Army is absolutely above board,” said the Army chief.

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India has already dismissed the June 14 UN report as “fallacious, tendentious and motivated”. The report talks about alleged human rights violations in both Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and sought an international inquiry into these so-called abuses.

In a strong reaction, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the report is “overtly prejudiced” and seeks to build a “false narrative”. It violated the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the MEA said. It added that the report is a selective compilation of largely unverified information.

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