NEW DELHI Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday suggested that the Government of India needs to point out if there were any inaccuracy in the UN report on Kashmir.
In the 49-page report, the United Nations Human Rights Office has called for a probe into alleged human rights violations in Kashmir by both India and Pakistan.
Tharoor said: “UN Human Rights Commission has to do its job and we have to do ours. It would be wrong for us to pretend that the situation is absolutely normal in Kashmir. There have been issues and violence in Kashmir and perhaps also in response to human rights violations.”
He further said that if the report was incorrect then it should be criticised.
“The government has to look into the report carefully. Wherever it is wrong, criticise it. Where there is substance, we ourselves need corrective measures in the interests of the people,” he added.
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