India on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan in addition to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for elevating the Kashmir challenge on the UN Human Rights Fee and mentioned the grouping has “helplessly” allowed itself to be held “hostage” by Islamabad.
On the forty eighth session of the human rights council, India mentioned Pakistan has been globally recognised as a rustic brazenly supporting, coaching, financing and arming terrorists together with UN proscribed terrorists as a matter of state coverage.
India’s response was delivered by Pawan Badhe, first secretary in India’s everlasting mission in Geneva.
Exercising India’s rights to reply to feedback made by Pakistan and the OIC on Kashmir, Badhe mentioned it doesn’t want classes from a “failed state” like Pakistan which is the “epicentre of terrorism and worst abuser of human rights”.
He mentioned it has turn out to be a behavior for Pakistan to misuse the platforms supplied by the council to propagate its false and malicious propaganda towards India.
“The council is conscious of Pakistan’s makes an attempt to divert the council’s consideration from critical human rights violations being perpetrated by its authorities, together with within the territories occupied by it,” Badhe mentioned.
“India, as not solely the world’s largest democracy however a robustly purposeful and vibrant one, doesn’t want classes from a failed state like Pakistan which is the epicentre of terrorism and worst abuser of human rights,” he mentioned.
The Indian diplomat mentioned Pakistan has failed to guard the rights of its minorities, together with Sikhs, Hindus, Christians and Ahmadiyas.
“1000’s of girls and ladies from minority communities have been subjected to abductions, pressured marriages and conversions in Pakistan and its occupied territories,” Badhe mentioned in his assertion.
“Pakistan has been engaged in systematic persecution, pressured conversions, focused killings, sectarian violence and faith-based discrimination towards its ethnic and non secular minorities,” he mentioned.
Badhe mentioned incidents of violence towards minority communities, together with assaults on their locations of worship, their cultural heritage, in addition to their non-public property have taken place with impunity in Pakistan.
“Pakistan is a rustic which has been globally recognised as a rustic brazenly supporting, coaching, financing and arming terrorists together with UN proscribed terrorists, as a matter of state coverage,” he mentioned.
“The related multilateral establishments have been elevating critical issues on its failure to cease terror financing and lack of efficient actions towards terror entities,” Badhe mentioned.
He mentioned dissenting voices from civil societies, human rights defenders, journalists are muzzled every day in Pakistan, with the help of the federal government.
“Enforced disappearances, Additional judicial killings, murders and abductions have been used as a instrument for subjugation and to muzzle any type of dissent or criticism. The impunity with which such abuses have been carried out exposes the hollowness of Pakistan’s dedication to human rights,” Badhe added.
He additionally slammed the OIC for elevating the Kashmir challenge on the council, asserting that the group has no locus standi to touch upon inside affairs of the nation.
“We as soon as once more remorse and reject the reference made by the OIC to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral a part of India,” Badhe mentioned.
“The OIC has helplessly allowed itself to be held hostage by Pakistan, which holds the chairmanship of their Geneva Chapter, to subserve its personal agenda. It is for the members of the OIC to resolve whether it is of their curiosity to permit Pakistan to take action,” he mentioned.