India expressed its disapproval to remarks made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over Rohingya crisis and human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ambassador Rajiv K. Chander, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, said that there appeared to be an inadequate appreciation of the freedoms and rights, which are guaranteed and practised daily in a vibrant democracy that has been built under challenging conditions, according to ANI.
"Though the issue of human rights situations in J&K has been raised, it is a matter of regret that central role of terrorism being overlooked. Assessments of human rights should not be a matter of political convenience," Chander said.
On Rohingya refugee crisis, he said that like many other nations, India is concerned about illegal migrants, in particular, with the possibility that they could pose security challenges and that enforcing the laws should not be mistaken for lack of compassion.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had, on Monday, described the situation of Myanmar's Rohingya minority as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing" and criticised both Yangon and New Delhi, the latter for seeking to deport Rohingyas who fled to India.