India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for misusing worldwide platforms for “baseless and malicious propaganda” towards it and stated Islamabad would do nicely to place its personal home so as, earlier than venturing to level a finger at New Delhi.
Utilizing its Proper of Reply underneath the Excessive-Stage Section of the forty sixth Session of the Human Rights Council in response to a press release by Pakistan’s consultant, India stated it was not stunned that Islamabad’s consultant misused the UN discussion board but once more.
“Pakistan’s continued misuse of assorted platforms to have interaction in baseless and malicious propaganda towards India shouldn’t be new,” Second Secretary of India’s Everlasting Mission in Geneva, Seema Pujani, stated.
She asserted that the complete Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an “integral and inalienable a part of India”.
“The steps taken by the Authorities to make sure good governance and improvement in these Union Territories are our inside issues,” Ms Pujani stated.
As a rustic with one of many world’s worst human rights data, Pakistan would do nicely to place its personal home so as, earlier than venturing to level a finger at India, the diplomat stated.
Highlighting the violence and institutionalised discrimination and persecution confronted by Pakistan’s minorities, together with Christians, Sikhs and Hindus, she stated that there have been frequent assaults on the locations of worship of minority communities.
“The situation of ladies belonging to minority communities, notably Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, stays deplorable. An estimated 1,000 ladies from minority communities are subjected to abduction adopted by compelled conversion and compelled marriage in Pakistan yearly, in line with a latest report revealed by the Human Rights Fee of Pakistan,” she stated.
India additionally raised the difficulty of political repression in Balochistan, and different areas and enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture in Pakistan.
“A number of Baloch human rights defenders have even met tragic loss of life underneath mysterious circumstances, whereas in exile. Pashtuns and Sindhis have continued to battle towards the systemic oppression and discrimination,” the diplomat stated.
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 stated the state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan is a menace, not solely to India however to different nations within the area and past.
The Indian diplomat additionally highlighted the latest acquittal of al-Qaeda terrorist and assassin of the American journalist Daniel Pearl, Omar Saeed Sheikh, by Pakistan’s Supreme Court docket and stated it’s “a transparent instance of the Pakistan institution’s nexus with such entities.”
“We request the Council to name upon Pakistan to take credible and irreversible steps to finish state-sponsored terrorism and dismantle terrorist infrastructure within the territories underneath its management,” she stated.
India additionally slammed Turkey’s remarks on its inside affairs, terming them as “fully unacceptable”. India additionally rejected the Organisation of Islamic Convention”s assertion, saying it was “factually incorrect.”
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