UN Kashmir Report right, says Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 14 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday said the United Nation's Report on Kashmir 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 Kashmirdispute 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 on Thursday 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. Meanwhile, India called the UN's Report on Kashmir misleading and mischievous, adding "the report violates its sovereignty and creates a false narrative." 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. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Thursday said that it was not given full access to the area for a detailed investigation. The ministry also said that such "malicious reports" could not undermine the will of the people and the government of India to protect the territorial integrity of the country. On Pakistan, the OHCHR said that there was a rampant misuse of Pakistan's anti-terrorism Act against young activists and that there was the violation of land rights, restrictions on freedom of religion and belief. The OHCHR said that there needs to be an urgent need for meaningful dialogue that includes people of Kashmir. "Consider the findings of this report, including the possible establishment of a commission of inquiry to conduct a comprehensive independent international investigation into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir," Hussein's report states. It asked Pakistan to immediately release "from prison or house arrest any politicalactivists, journalists and other civil society actors who have been convicted for peacefully expressing their opinions."
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