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India-Pakistan ready to set off Kashmir battle at UNHRC session today

Geneva, Sep 9: India and Pakistan are prepared to set off a battle over Kashmir at the recent 42nd United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session going to held in Geneva on Tuesday.

Both New Delhi and Islamabad are prepared for the “diplomatic offensive”. According to ANI, the Indian team of delegation is led by high commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, and secretary east Vijay Thakur Singh.

The Indian delegation had met Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, and also briefed her about the pertaining situation in Jammu and Kashmir since the Indian government drove by Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked Article 370, removing special status offered to Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, on Monday, embarked on an official three-day visit to Geneva and is likely to drove a team of Pakistani delegation over Kashmir issue at the UNHRC conference.

In a tweet, Qureshi wrote: “Pakistan will speak definitively at the UNHRC Session in Geneva on the continued Indian atrocities in #Kashmir. As High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said: The People of Kashmir must be consulted and engaged in any decision-making processes.”

Michelle Bachelet, addressing UNHRC on Monday, said she was “deeply concerned” over the “impact of recent actions” taken by Modi-led BJP government on the “human rights of Kashmiris”, including the house arrest of Jammu and Kashmir political leaders and activists.

 

 

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