‘We are track­ing ter­ror’

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New Delhi: Terming the UN hu­man rights re­port on rights vi­o­la­tion in Jammu and Kash­mir as ‘base­less’, De­fence Min­is­ter Nir­mala Sithara­man on Fri­day said the re­port ig­nored the ground-level re­al­i­ties in the ter­ror-rav­aged state.

“The re­port has been penned sit­ting else­where, the ground level facts are dif­fer­ent,” she said.

Sithara­man said the In­dian forces have shown high­est re­straint in deal­ing with the pro­tes­tors in Kash­mir.

Ear­lier, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat also re­jected the re­port, call­ing it ‘mo­ti­vated’.

Cit­ing the ex­am­ple of the un­for­tu­nate killing of Army jawan Au­rangzeb, she said his fam­ily mem­bers still want to join the forces.

Talk­ing about the sit­u­a­tion in Kash­mir and high lo­cal re­cruit­ment, she said the mo­ti­va­tion and other logistics for this are be­ing tracked and there is no need to get “alarmed” over it.

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