Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of country, Pakistan an illegal occupant of territory: India tells UNHRC

By: | Updated: March 9, 2017 4:30 PM

India on Thursday made it clear at the UN that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country.

The state has a democratically elected government, India says. (ANI)

India on Thursday made it clear at the United Nations (UN) that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country. Speaking at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), India also pointed out that Pakistan continues to be an illegal occupant of it’s territory. Stressing that the state has a democratically elected government that represents all section of the people unlike in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), it said that the core problem in the state is cross border terrorism, which the Pakistan uses as an instrument of state policy.

In the meantime, there were reports that as many as 12 terrorists carried out a raid at a policeman’s house and proceeded to ransack it thoroughly, virtually trashing the establishment last Saturday. The house was located in Shopian.

Militants have been targetting policemen in Kashmir as they have been maintaining law and order despite repeated protests welling-up in the region. Militants have warned cops to not obey orders from their superiors and to let the situation deteriorate. A number of attacks have been carried out by Pakistan-based terrorists who have targetted both the citizens as well as armed forces stationed in the area.

Pakistan has increased its anti-India rhetoric and is constantly sending militants it has trained into Kashmir to carry out these attacks. However, India, in a break from the past, had carried out surgical strikes across the line of control (LoC), after the horrific Uri and Pathankot terror strikes, and managed to kill some 40 terrorists and a few Pakistan armymen. This humiliation has led Pakistan to try and save face by increasing attacks in India.

Earlier this week, three children were injured in a blast which happened near the Army camp in Sapore of Baramulla district on Sunday. As per the police officials, the children were playing in the field at Pazalpore and the blast took happened 52 km from there. The blast is suspected to have been an act of revenge by the Hizbul militants, memebers of which were killed by the security forces.

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In another incident one policeman and two militants were taken down by a joint operation which was carried out by jammu and kahsmir police and security forces. In the 15 hour long gunfight at Tral town, policeman Manzoor Ahmed was martyred. Two terrorists were killed in Tral, the hometown of Burhan Wani, commander of Hizbul Mujahideen whose death had caused much unrest in the valley last year.

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