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UN declines to comment over a report of Amnesty International over J&K

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United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined to comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India for not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in the Jammu and Kashmir state.

On being asked on Thursday, at the daily briefing at the UN headquarters, for a reaction to the report issued on Wednesday, Ban’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq refused to comment on it.

The report based on 58 case studies of alleged excesses by the armed forces in the state has called for a repeal of AFSPA and wanted India to invite the UN Special Rapporteur as well as the UN Joint Working group on disappearances to visit Jammu and Kashmir.

The group also asked for “unimpeded access” to victims and witnesses for UN officials inquiring into disappearances and human rights violations. (IANS)

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Jammu and Kashmir’s Dal Lake Gets a Photobook Depicting Its ‘Mood’

The photographs capture the seasonal changes visible around the lake, coupled with the poems she wrote on its different moods.

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Dal Lake. Flickr

A book compiling photographs and poems on the “various moods” of Jammu and Kashmir’s Dal Lake was launched by Honorary Consul General of Comoros K.L. Ganju at the Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre here.

The photographs in the book “Ekam: The Supreme One” have been clicked by Sangeeta Gupta, when she was posted in Srinagar as the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Jammu and Kashmir, a statement said.

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Parade in Jammu and Kashmir. Flickr

The photographs capture the seasonal changes visible around the lake, coupled with the poems she wrote on its different moods.

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Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre is a Delhi-based non-profit organisation promoting art, literature and music of India. (IANS)

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