India on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan in addition to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for elevating the Kashmir subject on the UN Human Rights Commission and mentioned the grouping has “helplessly” allowed itself to be held “hostage” by Islamabad.
At the 48th 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 answer 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 aware of Pakistan’s attempts to divert the council’s attention from serious human rights violations being perpetrated by its government, including in the territories occupied by it,” Badhe mentioned. “India, as not only the world’s largest democracy but a robustly functional and vibrant one, does not need lessons 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.
“Thousands of women and girls from minority communities have been subjected to abductions, forced marriages and conversions in Pakistan and its occupied territories,” Badhe mentioned in his assertion. “Pakistan has been engaged in systematic persecution, forced conversions, targeted killings, sectarian violence and faith-based discrimination against its ethnic and religious 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 personal property have taken place with impunity in Pakistan.
“Pakistan is a country which has been globally recognised as a country openly supporting, training, financing and arming terrorists including UN proscribed terrorists, as a matter of state policy,” he mentioned. “The relevant multilateral institutions have been raising serious concerns on its failure to stop terror financing and lack of effective actions against terror entities,” Badhe mentioned.
He mentioned dissenting voices from civil societies, human rights defenders, journalists are muzzled every day in Pakistan, with the assist of the federal government.
“Enforced disappearances, Extra judicial killings, murders and abductions have been used as a tool for subjugation and to muzzle any form of dissent or criticism. The impunity with which such abuses have been carried out exposes the hollowness of Pakistan’s commitment to human rights,” Badhe added.
He additionally slammed the OIC for elevating the Kashmir subject on the council, asserting that the group has no locus standi to touch upon inside affairs of the nation.
“We once again regret and reject the reference made by the OIC to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral 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 sub serve its own agenda. It’s for the members of the OIC to decide if it is in their interest to allow Pakistan to do so,” he mentioned.