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UNHRC report on Kashmir has nothing to do with the int'l body: V K Singh

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Union dubbed the UN Commission report on alleged violations in an "individual report" and said it has nothing to do with the international body.

"That report has nothing to with the UN. That was an individual report and let's keep it that," he said, responding to a question on the issue on the sidelines of an event in

Earlier this week, Pakistan's Permanent to the UN Maleeha Lodhi referred to the June 14 report on and Pakistan-occupied by UN for Zeid Ra'ad when the was discussion Children and Armed Conflict.

In the report, has called for a commission of inquiry by the to conduct an independent international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir.

In a sharp rebuttal, India's Deputy Permanent to the UN has said that the "so-called" report reflects the "clear bias of an who was acting without any mandate whatsoever and relied on unverified sources of information."

According to media reports, Zafar Bangash, a Pakistani-origin based in has claimed that was in touch with him when he was preparing the controversial report, which has rejected.

Ministry of yesterday questioned the intention of bringing out the 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 was put out was very motivated. It had a clear bias. And when I say motivated, it explains what you are alluding to," he had said.

Speaking on 'Global Dialogue Security Summit' at a seminar in New Delhi, V K Singh said, "historically, has had a continental outlook. It never had a global outlook".

And because of this, the former said, remained within its borders and did not venture out extensively anywhere.

"However, its culture, soft power and religion has reached many places," he said.

"Our cultural outreach was far and wide but otherwise in projection of power, we had a continental outlook," he said.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 16:30 IST