European academics & experts castigate Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism in Kashmir

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Geneva (Switzerland), Sep19 (ANI): European academics and experts have targeted Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism, while highlighting factual and analytical errors of report on Jammu and Kashmir by OHCHR at Geneva. Speaking at a side event titled ‘Preventing and Combating Growing Terrorism in South Asia’, during the 39th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Paul Stott, Lecturer at the University of Leicester and in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London and Research Fellow of EFSAS, discussed a range of issues primarily focusing on Pakistan’s strategic interest and the flaws of the recent report on Jammu & Kashmir by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He discussed many of the analytical and methodological flaws found in the recently published report and the implications that had not been expressed as well as the fact that the Report only covers the situation in Jammu & Kashmir during the period of June 2016 till April 2018. He told ANI, “There are lots of errors in the report (Kashmir) historically, particularly as it really didn’t grasp many of the terrorist organizations operating in Indian Kashmir, all proxies for the Pakistani state. Terrorist groups in the very long term tend to prosper and have safe havens or some degree of support from Pakistan and that’s been long the case in Kashmir and I think under the new administration of Imran Khan there is little change of that”.

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