Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and shall forever” remain an integral part of India, a top Indian diplomat said at the UN Human Rights Council’s meeting.
The response comes a day after Pakistan sought the international community’s intervention on the Kashmir issue.
Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council which is being held here in Switzerland from 24 February to 20 March, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), the Ministry of External Affairs, described Pakistan as the epicentre of global terrorism.
He called for decisive action against states who direct, control, fund and shelter terrorists, in an obvious reference to Pakistan, which is accused by its neighbours of providing safe havens to terror groups.
His remarks came a day after Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Tuesday said that India continues to violate the human rights of the Kashmiri people and demanded the immediate repeal of all actions by India on 5 August last year.