No calls for inquiry into situation in Kashmir

UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has said there are "no calls" for inquiry into the human rights situation in Kashmir

Updated: Dec 10, 2011, 17:41 PM IST

United Nations: UN Human Rights chief Navi
Pillay has said there are "no calls" for inquiry into the
human rights situation in Kashmir and made it clear that any
investigation can be ordered only after India`s consent.

She said the UN Commission for Human Rights, which she
heads, is "watching" and "monitoring" the situation in
Kashmir.

Replying to questions at a press meet here, Pillay said
that so far there have be "no calls" for a full-fledged
commission of inquiry into the situation in Kashmir.

"My office focusses on Kashmir and the violations there.
We have had a number of exchanges of correspondence," she
said.

Asked whether the inquiry could be conducted on the lines
of Syria, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that
for the UN to order a "commission of inquiry" in Kashmir,
consent of the government concerned is required to "let you
in."

"We can do investigations (in Kashmir) as we have done in
Syria by interviewing people outside the country but for a
proper investigation, obviously, we would need to be inside
the country," she said.

PTI