United Nations Human Rights Official responded on India’s rejection of Kashmir Comments

United Nations Human Rights Official responded on India's rejection of Kashmir Comments

India had recently said that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet’s comments on the circumstances in Kashmir are “unwarranted and do not reflect the ground reality.” The United Nations Human Rights Office has responded to India’s recent rejection of the UN Human Rights chief’s remarks that “restrictive measures in Kashmir can result in human rights violations and foster further tensions and discontent”. The UN Human Rights chief had described India’s use of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act as well as “frequent” temporary communication blackouts in Kashmir as…

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‘Hopeful’ that dialogue can happen between two countries: United Nations on India-Pakistan war of words

‘Hopeful’ that dialogue can happen between two countries: United Nations on India-Pakistan war of words

“We heard the remarks, and I think, despite the tone and the content of the remarks, we always remain hopeful that dialogue can happen,” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said. Despite the “tone and the content” of the remarks made by India and Pakistan against each other during the UN General Assembly, “we always remain “hopeful” that dialogue can happen between the two nations, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. India slammed Pakistan at the UN after Prime Minister Imran Khan raked up the issue of…

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In an historic meet Narender Modi gently got a presses on human rights by Kamala Harris

In an historic meet Narender Modi gently got a presses on human rights by Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris invoked her familial ties to India as she gently pressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights during a history-making meeting Thursday between America’s first vice president of Indian descent and the leader of a country that has become an increasingly close ally. Harris, during public remarks at her ceremonial office before the closed-door session, told Modi that as democracies around the world are under threat “it is imperative that we defend democratic principles and institutions within our respective countries.” “I know from personal experience…

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation asks India to reverse decision of scrapping special status of J&K

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation asks India to reverse decision of scrapping special status of J&K

India has asked the OIC to refrain from allowing vested interests to exploit its platform for comments on internal affairs of the country The Contact Group of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in its meeting on the sidelines of the 76th U.N. General Assembly, has asked India to reverse its decision of scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. India has asked the OIC to refrain from allowing vested interests to exploit its platform for comments on internal affairs of the country. “The OIC has no locus standi…

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UK Backbench MP’s debate Kashmir Motion; India condemns ‘Abusive’ language

UK Backbench MP's debate Kashmir Motion; India condemns 'Abusive' language

The Minister for Asia in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Amanda Milling, responds to the debate by reiterating the UK government’s unchanged stance on Kashmir as a bilateral issue Members of Parliament from the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir have tabled a motion on ‘Human rights in Kashmir’ for a debate in the House of Commons, drawing a strong reaction from India which said any assertion made in any forum on a subject related to an integral part of the country needs to be duly substantiated with…

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan again makes reference to Kashmir in UN General Assembly

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan again makes reference to Kashmir in UN General Assembly

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again referred to the issue of Kashmir in his address to world leaders at the high-level UN General Assembly session. Last year also, Erdogan in his pre-recorded video statement to the General Debate had made a reference to Jammu and Kashmir. India at that time termed it as “completely unacceptable”, saying Turkey should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies more deeply. Erdogan in his address to the General Debate on Tuesday said: “We maintain our stance in…

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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister offers to help ease India – Pakistan tensions

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister offers to help ease India - Pakistan tensions

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has said that Kashmir is a disputed territory and stressed that the kingdom is ready to play its role in resolving the issue, as well as easing tensions between Pakistan and India. In an interview with The Hindu newspaper during his maiden visit to India, Faisal stressed the importance of dialogue between Pakistan and India. “There should be focused on the path of dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve issues in a way that can settle concerns permanently,” he…

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GoI using politically motivated allegations of Tax Evasion, Financial Irregularities to silence HR Activists, Journalists, and other critics of the govt

GoI using politically motivated allegations of Tax Evasion, Financial Irregularities to silence HR Activists, Journalists, and other critics of the govt

Stop Harassment of Activists, Journalists, Peaceful Protesters Indian authorities are using politically motivated allegations of tax evasion and financial irregularities to silence human rights activists, journalists, and other critics of the government, Human Rights Watch said today. In September 2021, government financial officials have carried out raids in Srinagar, Delhi, and Mumbai on journalists’ homes, news offices, an actor’s premises, and the home and office of a human rights activist. The raids are part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led national government’s escalating crackdown on freedom of expression, association,…

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India hits out at Pakistan, OIC for raising Kashmir Issue at UN Human Rights Council

India hits out at Pakistan, OIC for raising Kashmir Issue at UN Human Rights Council

Pawan Badhe, first secretary in India’s permanent mission in Geneva, said it has become a habit for Pakistan to misuse the platforms provided by the council to propagate its false and malicious propaganda against India. India on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan as well as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for raising the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Commission and said the grouping has “helplessly” allowed itself to be held “hostage” by Islamabad. At the 48th session of the human rights council, India said Pakistan has been…

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Would welcome Russia as potential mediator in settling Kashmir Conflict: Shafqat Ali Khan

Would welcome Russia as potential mediator in settling Kashmir Conflict - Shafqat Ali Khan

Pakistan would welcome Russia’s efforts to mediate peace in the longstanding conflict between Islamabad and New Delhi over the Kashmir region, Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Shafqat Ali Khan told in an interview. “As as friends we can’t force Russia, but we would welcome any positive mediatory role Russia can play,” Khan said. Russia’s good standing as a sought-after mediator comes from its international standing and good relations with both conflict parties, the ambassador said. “Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council. And it has historically very strong…

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