India on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan in addition to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for elevating the Kashmir factor on the UN Human Rights Commission and stated the grouping has “helplessly” allowed itself to be held “hostage” by means of Islamabad.
At the forty eighth consultation of the human rights council, India stated Pakistan has been globally recognised as a rustic brazenly supporting, coaching, financing and arming terrorists together with UN proscribed terrorists as an issue of state coverage.
India’s reaction used to be delivered by means of Pawan Badhe, first secretary in India’s everlasting venture in Geneva.
Exercising India’s rights to answer feedback made by means of Pakistan and the OIC on Kashmir, Badhe stated it does now not want classes from a “failed state” like Pakistan which is the “epicentre of terrorism and worst abuser of human rights”.
He stated it has change into a addiction for Pakistan to misuse the platforms equipped by means of the council to propagate its false and malicious propaganda in opposition to 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 stated. “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 stated.
The Indian diplomat stated Pakistan has failed to give protection to 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 stated in his commentary. “Pakistan has been engaged in systematic persecution, forced conversions, targeted killings, sectarian violence and faith-based discrimination against its ethnic and religious minorities,” he stated.
Badhe stated incidents of violence in opposition to minority communities, together with assaults on their puts of worship, their cultural heritage, in addition to their personal assets have taken position 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 stated. “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 stated.
He stated dissenting voices from civil societies, human rights defenders, reporters are muzzled day-to-day in Pakistan, with the reinforce 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 factor on the council, saying that the gang has no locus standi to touch upon inner affairs of the rustic.
“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 stated.
“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 stated.