India has strongly rejected the comments of UN experts on Manipur. India has described those comments as unfair, speculative and misleading and has said that the situation in the northeastern state is peaceful.
New Delhi: India has strongly rejected the comments of UN experts on Manipur. India has described those comments as unfair, speculative and misleading and has said that the situation in the northeastern state is peaceful.
In a verbal note issued on Monday to the Special Procedures Branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Indian mission underlined that the situation in Manipur is peaceful and stable. The Government of India is committed to take necessary steps to maintain stability and peace.
In a statement issued by the Indian mission, it has been said that the government is also committed to protecting the human rights of the people of India, including the people of Manipur. The Permanent Mission of India strongly refutes such reports that they are not only unwarranted, speculative and misleading but also fraught with disloyalty.
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other international organizations informed that these reports did not explain the situation in Manipur and the steps taken by the Government of India to address it.
India’s response came after India expressed concern over reports of serious human rights violations and abuses, including alleged acts of sexual violence, extrajudicial killings, home destruction, forced displacement, torture and ill-treatment.
The Indian Mission reiterated that India is a democratic country with an enduring commitment to promoting and protecting the rule of law and the human rights of our people. It said that Indian law enforcement authorities and security forces are committed to strictly deal with law and order situations in accordance with the principles of legal certainty, necessity, proportionality and non-discrimination.