India called the report by UN experts released on Manipur violence unfair and misleading, expressed concern over women

India has strongly rejected the comments of UN experts on Manipur. India's Permanent Mission has called the UN report unfairly speculative and misleading and said the situation in the northeastern state is peaceful. A report on Manipur was released by the UN Group Special Process Mandate Holders (SPMH), to which India has reacted strongly, expressing disappointment.

Sep 5, 2023 - 12:12
India called the report by UN experts released on Manipur violence unfair and misleading, expressed concern over women

India termed the comments made by the UN expert on Manipur violence as unfair, speculative, and misleading and said that the situation in the northeastern state is peaceful. In a note verbale issued on Monday (September 4) 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 taking necessary steps to maintain peace in the northeastern state.

India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other international organizations said 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 completely rejects the press release issued by the UN Expert as it is not only unfair, speculative, and misleading but also shows a complete lack of understanding of the situation in Manipur and the steps taken by the Government of India to address it. also refers to

In fact, a group of UN experts has issued a press release on Manipur, regarding 'serious human rights violations and abuses' in the state, including alleged acts of sexual violence, extrajudicial killings, forced displacement, torture, and ill-treatment. Concern has been raised. India has issued its response to this report.

Let us tell you that the UN Group Special Procedures Mandate Holders (SPMH) released a report 'India: UN experts concerned by continuing abuses in Manipur'. Expressing disappointment, the Permanent Mission of India said that SPMH issued this press release without waiting for the Government of India's 60-day period to respond to a joint communication issued on the same subject on August 29, 2023. The Permanent Mission of India advised that in the future SPMH should issue any press release based on facts.

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. Indian law enforcement authorities and security forces are committed to strictly dealing with law and order situations in accordance with the principles of legal certainty, necessity, proportionality, and non-discrimination.'

UN experts said in their news release that there was gender-based violence targeting hundreds of women and girls of all ages mainly from the Kuki ethnic minority.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer