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UN report on Kashmir is mischievous, misleading: Ahmed Patel

New Delhi [India], June 14 : Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, Ahmed Patel on Thursday said that United Nations' Report on Kashmir is mischievous and misleading.

Patel took to Twitter and wrote, "UNHRC report on Jammu and Kashmir is mischievous and misleading. We reject any such ploy to interfere in the internal affairs of India as Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Government deserves our full support to deal with the report."
Rejecting the report, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav said that it seems like the report has been prepared by some juveniles.

"It seems that the report has been prepared by some juveniles. They really don't know the intricacies of the problem. It's very fashionable to talk about human rights. We reject this report," he said.
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.

India earlier today called the report misleading and mischievous, adding it "violates its sovereignty and creates a false narrative."

"The report violates India's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Pakistan is in illegal and forcible occupation of a part of the Indian state through aggression. We have repeatedly called upon Pakistan to vacate the occupied territories. The incorrect description of Indian territory in the report is mischievous, misleading and unacceptable. There are no entities such as "Azad Jammu and Kashmir" and "Gilgit-Baltistan," the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs read, adding that the report had ignored cross border terrorism from Pakistan.

The MEA further stated "it is disturbing that those behind this report have chosen to describe internationally designated and UN-proscribed terrorist entities as "armed groups" and terrorists as "leaders". This undermines the UN led consensus on zero tolerance to terrorism."

Pakistan said the United Nation's Report has "rightly" called for a final political solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue.

"OHCHR's report has rightly called for final political solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue that includes the people of Kashmir. The lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is an essential imperative for peace, security and stability of South Asia and beyond," a statement issued by Pakistan's Foreign Office said.

The statement further stated the United Nations (UN) has a key role to play in the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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