Watching Kashmir situation: UN
‘No Calls For Full-Fledged Inquiry Into Human Rights Violations’
WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
United Nations, Dec 10: United Nations Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has said the world body is ‘watching’ and ‘monitoring’ the human rights situation in Kashmir.
Replying to questions at a press meet here, Pillay said that so far there have be ‘no calls’ for a full-fledged commission of inquiry into the situation in Kashmir.
“My office focuses on Kashmir and the violations there. We have had a number of exchanges of correspondence,” she said.
She said the UN Commission for Human Rights, which she heads, is ‘watching’ and ‘monitoring’ the situation in Kashmir. Asked whether the inquiry could be conducted on the lines of Syria, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that for the UN to order a ‘commission of inquiry’ in Kashmir, consent of the government concerned is required to ‘let you in’.
“We can do investigations (in Kashmir) as we have done in Syria by interviewing people outside the country but for a proper investigation, obviously, we would need to be inside the country,” she said.(PTI)
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