India blames Pakistan for Kashmir violence, says it was 'choreographed'

New Delhi: India on Wednesday reiterated that the ongoing violence in Jammu and Kashmir since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on 8 July has been "choreographed from across the border".

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"We have shared the evidence on terrorists who came from across the border with instructions to target our security forces by mingling with protesting crowds and using them as human shields. Terrorism, I would emphasise, is the most egregious violation of human rights," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a statement in New Delhi.

The response came after a general debate was initiated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday.

The Indian government said Jammu and Kashmir had started to move towards normalcy after sustained efforts by both the central and the state governments, which included exercise of maximum restraint by Indian security forces, 7,000 of whom have sustained injuries till date.

Over 80 people have died and hundreds others injured in the violence following Wani's killing.

"India's robust democratic institutions and processes have sufficient tools for the redress of grievances and they are already engaged with this issue across the entire democratic political spectrum," Swarup said.

India has been appreciative of the UN High Commissioner's efforts to improve the efficiency and streamline the working of the Geneva-based Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR).

"However, we remain concerned at the persisting ambiguities in OHCHR governance and administrative arrangements. The High Commissioner's proposed Change Initiative requires more clarity," Swarup added.

Updated Date: Sep 14, 2016 18:00 PM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See