India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for misusing worldwide platforms for “baseless and malicious propaganda” in opposition to it and mentioned Islamabad would do effectively to place its personal home so as, earlier than venturing to level a finger at New Delhi.
Using its Right of Reply underneath the High-Level Segment of the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council in response to an announcement by Pakistan’s consultant, India mentioned it was not shocked that Islamabad’s consultant misused the UN discussion board but once more.
“Pakistan’s continued misuse of various platforms to engage in baseless and malicious propaganda against India is not new,” Second Secretary of India’s Permanent Mission in Geneva, Seema Pujani, mentioned.
She asserted that your entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an “integral and inalienable part of India”.
“The steps taken by the Government to ensure good governance and development in these Union Territories are our internal matters,” Ms Pujani mentioned.
As a rustic with one of many world’s worst human rights data, Pakistan would do effectively to place its personal home so as, earlier than venturing to level a finger at India, the diplomat mentioned.
Highlighting the violence and institutionalised discrimination and persecution confronted by Pakistan’s minorities, together with Christians, Sikhs and Hindus, she mentioned that there have been frequent assaults on the locations of worship of minority communities.
“The condition of women belonging to minority communities, notably Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, remains deplorable. An estimated 1,000 women from minority communities are subjected to abduction followed by forced conversion and forced marriage in Pakistan every year, according to a recent report published by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan,” she mentioned.
India additionally raised the difficulty of political repression in Balochistan, and different areas and enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture in Pakistan.
“Several Baloch human rights defenders have even met tragic death under mysterious circumstances, while in exile. Pashtuns and Sindhis have continued to struggle against the systemic oppression and discrimination,” the diplomat mentioned.
Noting that Pakistan has been the house and patron to the most important variety of internationally proscribed terrorist entities and people on the earth, Ms Pujani mentioned the state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan is a risk, not solely to India however to different international locations within the area and past.
The Indian diplomat additionally highlighted the current acquittal of al-Qaeda terrorist and assassin of the American journalist Daniel Pearl, Omar Saeed Sheikh, by Pakistan’s Supreme Court and mentioned it’s “a clear example of the Pakistan establishment’s nexus with such entities.”
“We request the Council to call upon Pakistan to take credible and irreversible steps to end state-sponsored terrorism and dismantle terrorist infrastructure in the territories under its control,” she mentioned.
India additionally slammed Turkey’s remarks on its inner affairs, terming them as “completely unacceptable”. India additionally rejected the Organisation of Islamic Conference”s assertion, saying it was “factually incorrect.”
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