New Delhi, Mar 9: India on Thursday slammed Pakistan at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) where it had accused the former of human rights violation in Kashmir saying that the real problem in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is terrorism which receives sustenance from Islamabad and “territories under its control”.
In a Right of Reply at the UN Human Rights Council, India also reminded Pakistan of curbing the human rights violations within its own borders and said that Islamabad has long been “attempting to mask its territorial ambitions and use of terrorism as a state policy under the guise of concern for human rights.”
“This council should be mindful that the dubious concern for human rights is coming from a country, which has systematically abused and violated the human rights of the people in Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir,” India said in a statement.
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India also urged the Council to call on Pakistan to end “cross-border infiltration, to dismantle special terrorist zones, safe havens and sanctuaries, to take verifiable actions, including on terror financing; to provide freedom to the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir…”
In September 2017, India had given a stinging reply to Pakistan’s defence of terrorism that has been sprouting from its land. “Pakistan is now Terroristan,” India had said. Exercising India’s Right of Reply at the United Nations, Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, tore apart Pakistan which, she said, “has provided safe havens to global terror leaders in its military town or protecting them with political careers“.
Describing Pakistan’s tactics to play a victim, India strongly pointed out at Pakistan saying that the country’s neighbours are painfully familiar with its abilities to create a “narrative based on distortions, deception, and deceit”.