India, Pakistan should engage in dialogue and ‘deescalate’ situation, says UN human rights chief

Written by | October 5, 2016 | 0

The UN human rights chief Zed Ra’ad Al Hussein urged India and Pakistan to refrain from “inflammatory remarks” and said that the UN “stands ready” to support efforts for an urgent deescalation of the situation.

“The High Commissioner is seriously concerned about the human rights situation in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the rising tensions between India and Pakistan,” said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

“We urge India and Pakistan to engage in a dialogue and to deescalate the situation. The inflammatory remarks on both sides is only fueling the tensions and could result in a further deterioration of the human rights situation,” Colville added.

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