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Defence Minister rejects UN report on Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today rejected a UN report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir, saying exercises maximum restraint in carrying out operations in the troubled state.

"It was a report which was prepared sitting somewhere else. The assessment is totally without basis. The shows maximum restraint in conducting operations including in J and K," she told reporters.

Earlier this month, the UN for Human Rights had released the first-ever report on alleged human rights violation in and Pakistan-occupied (PoK) and demanded an international probe into it, evoking a sharp reaction from which had termed the document as "fallacious and motivated".

Sitharaman's criticism of the report came on a day UN voiced support for the UN human rights chief's call for an independent international investigation into the human rights situation in

"As you can imagine, all the action of the Human Rights is an action that represents the voice of the UN in relation to that issue," Guterres told reporters in

Asked about recruitment of youths in Kashmir by militant outfits, Sitharaman said the security forces are keeping an eye on it.

"We are also focusing who is behind motivating them (to join the militant outfits," she said.

She also said that the has not been given any fresh instructions after was brought under the Governor's rule.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:10 IST