UNHRC Session: India on Tuesday again reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir is an "internal issue", at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva in Switzerland. Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Vijay Thakur Singh, was responding to the case raised against India by Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. Qureshi, who has been tasked with making a case against India, earlier told the session that the Kashmir issue is of direct international concern and not just India's internal matter. "Progressive policies will be fully implemented in Jammu and Kashmir, women's women rights will be implemented," she told the session, adding that Pakistan's charges of human rights violations in the erstwhile state were "false allegations and concocted charges". She reiterated that India's sovereign decisions are entirely an internal matter.

The UNHRC has 47 members and both India and Pakistan figure in the list currently under the Asia Pacific Group. While India is a member till 2021, Pakistan's current membership will expire in 2020.