NEW YORK: United Nations Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday warned India that its “divisive insurance policies” has extensively marginalised Muslims and different minorities within the nation.
“India’s slim political agendas are marginalising Muslims and different minorities in an already unequal society,” she stated in her annual report back to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
“I worry that these divisive insurance policies is not going to solely hurt many people, but in addition undermine the success of India’s financial progress story,” she added.
“We’re receiving studies that point out growing harassment and concentrating on of minorities — specifically, Muslims and other people from traditionally deprived and marginalised teams, reminiscent of Dalits and Adivasis,” she additional stated in her annual report.
Expressing concern over the continued tensions in occupied Kashmir, she stated, her workplace was prepared to research the state of affairs on the bottom.
“I stay involved in regards to the ongoing tensions in occupied Kashmir, as shelling and firing on each side of Line of Management proceed to contribute to lack of life and displacement,” Bachelet stated.
“I encourage and invite each India and Pakistan to my workplace to observe the state of affairs on the bottom, and to help each the states to deal with the human rights points that should be a part of any answer to the battle,” she added.
A day earlier, UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres reiterated his name to Pakistan and India to “de-escalate the tensions” between them because the state of affairs within the area continues to pose menace to peace and safety.
“We’re totally conscious of the state of affairs,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated.
The spokesman additional stated the UN chief was in contact with each side at numerous ranges to “specific his concern and the necessity to do as a lot as anybody can to de-escalate the tensions.”
Nonetheless, he added the secretary-general had not but spoken to the prime ministers of the 2 international locations — Imran Khan and Narendra Modi — “so far as I’m conscious.”