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“Their PM Admits Training Terrorists For J&K”: India Shreds Pak At UN

India additionally slammed Pakistan for abusing numerous HRC mechanisms (Representational)

Geneva:

India on Tuesday described Pakistan as an “epicenter of terrorism” and mentioned nobody deserves unsolicited lecture on human rights from Islamabad that has persistently persecuted its ethnic and spiritual minorities together with Hindus, Sikhs and Christians.

Exercising the Right of Reply to the statements made by Pakistan on the 45th session of Human Rights Council (HRC), the Indian consultant mentioned that it has change into routine for Pakistan to malign India with false and fabricated narratives for its self-serving malicious functions.

“Neither India nor others deserve this unsolicited lecture on human rights from a country that has consistently persecuted its ethnic and religious minorities, is an epicenter of terrorism, has the distinction of providing pensions to individuals on UN Sanctions list and has a Prime Minister who proudly admits training tens of thousands of terrorists to fight in Jammu and Kashmir,” the Indian diplomat mentioned.

The diplomat mentioned that it was not shocking that different related multilateral establishments have been elevating severe considerations on Pakistan’s failure to cease terror financing and lack of efficient actions in opposition to all terror entities in Pakistan.

Highlighting the nefarious designs of Pakistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the diplomat mentioned, “the mass influx of outsiders has whittled down the number of Kashmiris to an insignificant number in Pakistan occupied parts of Indian Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Laddakh.”

“In its zeal to reassert its theocratic ideology, it has ensured that ethnic and religious minorities have no future through systematic persecution, blasphemy laws, forced conversions, targeted killings, sectarian violence and faith-based discrimination,” the diplomat mentioned.

“Thousands of Sikh, Hindus and Christian minority women and girls have been subjected to abductions, forced marriages and conversions in Pakistan.”

On the plight of individuals in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, the Indian diplomat mentioned, “Not a single day has gone by when a family in Balochistan doesn’t find its members picked up or kidnapped by the security forces of Pakistan.”

“Pakistan does well when it comes to intimidation and attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and political dissidents in particular by its state machinery. It is not without a reason that Pakistan has been highlighted by international organizations as a country where journalists are slain and their killers go scot free,” the diplomat mentioned.

India additionally slammed Pakistan for “abusing various HRC mechanisms and platforms for raising issues, which are extraneous to the mandate of the HRC and which relate to internal affairs of India, with a view to distract the attention of the international community from serious human rights violations committed by it against its own people, including in Indian territories occupied by it.”

India additionally rejected the reference made by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral a part of India.

“The OIC has no locus standi to comment on internal affairs of India. The OIC has allowed itself to be misused by Pakistan to subverse its own Agenda. It’s for the members of the OIC to decide if it is in their interests to allow Pakistan to do so,” the Indian consultant mentioned.

India additionally suggested Turkey to chorus from commenting on its inside affairs and develop a greater understanding of the democratic practices.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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