‘World can’t be fooled’: India takes Pakistan down at UNHRC

TIL Desk/World/Geneva/ India and Pakistan engaged in a war of words over the Kashmir issue on Tuesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council with New Delhi stoutly defending its “sovereign decision” to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, an issue on which Islamabad demanded an international investigation by the global rights body.

Speaking at the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, secretary (east) in the external affairs ministry Vijay Thakur Singh hit out at Pakistan’s “malicious” campaign on the Kashmir issue and condemned “state sponsored terrorism”.

She asserted that the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was India’s sovereign decision and it cannot accept any interference in the country’s internal affairs. Responding to UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s Oral Update on Monday, Singh said the recent legislative measures taken by India in Jammu and Kashmir were within the framework of its Constitution.

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