Pak's UNHRC Letter On Kashmir Cites Rahul's Fake News To Make Its Case

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In an incident shaming the Opposition's stance on the integration of Kashmir with India, Pakistan used it to make its case of human rights violation at the UN.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

In an incident shaming the Opposition's stance on the integration of Kashmir with India and the security measures taken to ensure there is peace in the valley. Pakistan has used its position in its letter to United Nations Human Rights Council. The letter quotes Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. Pakistan has tried to target India and internationalise the Kashmir issue by using India's Opposition's narrative. Pakistan has said claimed that there is Human Rights Violation in Kashmir, using Rahul Gandhi's quotes to the media about alleged violence in the valley

Pakistan's letter to UNHRC on Kashmir:

Pakistan's letter to the UNHRC where it makes a case that there is human rights violation in Kashmir, says 'violence acknowledged by Rahul Gandhi who has noted people dying there'. The letter by Pakistan says, "These and other acts of violence have even been acknowledged by mainstream politicians, such as the leader of the congress party, Mr. Rahul Gandhi who has noted, 'people dying' in Jammu and Kashmir in light of events 'going very wrong there.'" The letter also quotes Mehbooba Mufti where she called the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir the darkest day of Indian democracy.

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Read portions from Pakistan's letter to UNHRC below:

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Rahul Gandhi's statement on abrogation on Article 370 & security measures

Rahul Gandhi on August 10 had said, "I was called just now by the working committee because between the work they were doing to choose the new Congress president, some reports have come that things in Jammu and Kashmir are going very wrong, so we stopped our deliberations." On August 13, he said, "People were dying in the state and the situation was not normal as claimed by the government." Following which Jammu and Kashmir Police issued a statement clarifying that the situation in the valley has been peaceful. The Gandhi scion had wanted to visit the region but was denied owing to security concerns.

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Mehbooba Mufti's comment on Article 370's revocation:

"Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy. Decision of J&K leadership to reject two-nation theory in and align with India has backfired. Unilateral decision of GOI to scrap Article 370 is illegal and unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K. It will have catastrophic consequences for the subcontinent. GOI's intentions are clear. They want the territory of J&K by terrorising its people. India has failed Kashmir in keeping its promises," he said.

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