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Pak must stop supporting terrorism: India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today hit back at over its comments on the alleged human rights abuse in Kashmir, saying must first stop terrorism emanating from its soil.

The Foreign Office today alleged human rights violations in It also raised concern over shifting of woman separatist leader to and detention of Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat

Andrabi was arrested by the National Investigating Agency under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for allegedly carrying out secessionist activity and waging war against

"They sometimes forget that what they preach they don't follow. Time and again we have told them to stop supporting terrorism, stop supporting terrorist entities, which are operating out of That is something (on which) they have taken no action. Our position on this remains clear and consistent," said in response to a question at a

According to media reports, Zafar Bangash, a Pakistani-origin based in has claimed that the UN for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, was in constant touch with him while preparing the controversial report on which was rejected by

In a report released by the for Human Rights last month, the UN body talked about alleged human rights violations in and sought an international inquiry into these abuses.

"We also question the intention of bringing out this report. The document that was brought out reflected the clear bias of the official, who was acting without a mandate

whatsoever and who relied on unverified source of information. The report which had put out was very motivated. It had a clear bias. And when I say motivated, it explains what you are alluding to," he said.

Responding to a question on Gulab Singh Shaheen, the Pakistan's first officer, forcibly evicted from his home along with his children and wife, following a property dispute with the government, Kumar said India strongly condemns the act.

"This is not for the first time that the religious minorities in Pakistan have been subjected to such a behaviour. In the past, there have been reports of persecution of people from other communities," he said.

Kumar added that in May, Charnjit Singh, a prominient Sikh leader was also killed in

"We want Pakistan to probe the matter with sincerity and act as per its international obligation to protect the minorities," he said.

Kumar said Don Pramudwinai, the of Thailand, in a letter to Sushma Swaraj, has thanked India for the moral support it had extended during the operation to rescue 12 boys trapped in the cave.

In the letter, the Thai also thanked the Indian community in for solidarity it displayed during the operation.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 23:25 IST