India, Pak failed to improve the situation in Kashmir: UN

GENEVA: The United Nations rights office said on Monday that India and Pakistan it failed to improve the situation and has not taken any concrete action to address the many concerns raised in a previous report of the rights body.

Last year, the Office of UN High Commissioner for released its first-ever report on Kashmir, documenting the wrongdoing by India and Pakistan and urging action to reduce long-standing tensions.

"A UN human rights report on the situation in Kashmir and Pakistan -occupied Kashmir from May 2018 to April 2019, says the number of civilian casualties reported over the 12-month period may be the highest in over a decade," the new report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said.

The rights office said "neither India nor Pakistan have taken any concrete steps to address the numerous concerns raised."

At PoK, responsibility for violations committed by members of the Indian security forces remains virtually non-existent, the report said.

In New Delhi, the ministry of foreign affairs said that the updated report of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is a continuation of a previous, false and motivated narrative on Jammu and Kashmir.