The United Nations (UN) has said that the people of Kashmir have the exact same rights to justice and dignity as the people all over the world.

The new UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet in her opening remarks at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), in Brussels, has urged India to respect these rights and take meaningful action on addressing issues highlighted in the UN report on human rights violations in Kashmir.

She also reiterated the UNHRC’s request for unconditional access to Kashmir on either side of the Line of Control. However, India reacted sharply to the report, calling it fallacious, tendentious and motivated.