India slams UN Special Rapporteur over comment on G20 meet in Srinagar
16 May, 2023 | Srijita Sen
The UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues was slammed by the government over the comments on the G20 meeting in Srinagar.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Fernand de Varennes was on the receiving end of criticism from the government over the comments on the G20 meeting in Srinagar.
The Indian mission to the UN Geneva wrote on Twitter, “We @IndiaUNGeneva strongly reject the statement issued by SR on minority issues and the baseless and unwarranted allegations in it. As G20 President, it’s India’s prerogative to host its meetings in any part of the country.”
The tweet continued, “We are aghast that Fernand de Varennes has acted irresponsibly to politicise this issue, misused his position as SR to publicise on social media his presumptive and prejudiced conclusions in a gross violation of the Code of Conduct for SRs.”
The response came after Varennes had tweeted, “Holding a G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir while massive human rights violations are ongoing is lending support to attempts by India to normalise the brutal and repressive denial of democratic and other rights of Kashmiri Muslims and minorities.”
Meanwhile, the G20 Summit will be held in Srinagar from May 22 to 24.
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