‘No report of sexual abuse by Indian Army in J&K’

Last Updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 00:44

New Delhi: The UN on Wednesday said it had not
come across any case of sexual abuse by security forces in
Jammu and Kashmir.

"We have not received any report of sexual violence in
Jammu and Kashmir. So far we do not have any reports about the
issue," UN Secretary General`s Special Representative on
Sexual Violence in Conflict Margot Wallstrom said replying to
a question.

Various separatists groups have been alleging
incidents of sexual violence against women by security forces
in the state.
Asked whether UN would set up any mechanism to monitor
incidents of sexual abuse in Jammu and Kashmir, she said there
was no such proposal.

However, she said the UN was in the process of setting
up such a mechanism to monitor incidents of sexual violence in
various African countries and in Columbia and Bosnia.
The UN official said she has been tasked by the UN
Security Council to take steps to prevent sexual violence
against women in conflict zones and the world body was taking
a series of initiatives to address the issue.

Wallstrom said the world body is "deeply concerned"
about growing incidents of sexual violence against women in
various conflict zones across the globe and was taking several
initiatives to ensure safety of fair sex in the troubled
areas.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 00:44
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