Mumbai: India on Tuesday reacted strongly after being criticised by the United Nations for alleged human rights violation. The UNHRC had come down heavily on India over issues like the move to deport Rohingya Msulims, intolerance, Gauri Lankesh murder and Kashmir. India, in its response on Tuesday, said, “India is concerned about illegal migrants, in particular, with possibility that they could pose security challenges.”
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin also added, “Enforcing the laws should not be mistaken for lack of compassion.” Reacting to UN, India also said that the assessments of human rights shouldn’t be a matter of political convenience. “We believe achieving human rights goals calls for objective consideration, balanced judgements and verification of facts,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN added.
On the issue of Kashmir, India said that it was a matter of regret that terrorism was overlooked in the UNHRC report. “Issue of human rights situations in J&K raised. Matter of regret that central role of terrorism being overlooked,” India said.
The UNHRC had on Monday come down heavily against India and 39 other countries for alleged human rights violation. It had said that it deplores the “current measures in India to deport Rohingyas at a time of such violence against them in their country.” High Commissioner of UNHRC Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had also said that India cannot send the Rohingya Muslims back to a place where they were facing atrocities.
On Kashmir, the UNHRC had said, “I regret the reluctance of both India and Pakistan to engage with my Office on the human rights concerns I have raised in recent months.”
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