‘Pakistan must take credible and irreversible steps to end state-sponsored terrorism’: India at UNHRC
India took this stand to counter Pakistan’s baseless allegation against it
India on Monday asked the UN Human Rights Council to call upon Pakistan to take credible and irreversible steps to end state-sponsored terrorism and dismantle terrorist infrastructure in all the territories under its control.
Exercising its right of reply to Pakistan’s attempt to make “baseless and fabricated” allegations against New Delhi during the General Debate at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, India said “Islamabad’s rant on Jammu and Kashmir is a reflection of its desperation and paranoid state of mind.”
“The entire territory of Jammu & Kashmir, including the territories occupied by Pakistan, has been, is and shall continue to be an integral part of India,” S Senthil Kumar, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India to the UN in Geneva asserted.
“It is ironical that a radicalized and failed State like Pakistan, with no regard whatsoever for values and culture of democracy dares to preach the largest and most vibrant democracy like India,” maintained S Senthil Kumar.
Hitting Pakistan hard on its state sponsored terrorism, India’s representative said, “Pakistan has consistently maintained its position as the world's epicenter of terrorism and the leading exporter of terror and violence.”
Further tearing down Islamabad on the terrorism front, S Senthil Kumar said: “Pakistan is a country whose former Presidents and Prime Ministers have openly acknowledged the support and inter-operational linkages between Pakistan’s state machinery and the UN proscribed terrorist organizations.”
India also came down heavily on Pakistan’s human rights record, stating, “Enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detentions of those who try to speak against the establishment carried out by the State’s security agencies are rampant in Pakistan with impunity.”
“Last week, speaking at the Committee of Enforced Disappearances, Amina Massod shared the grief and pain inflicted upon her and several other families by the Pakistani authorities,” S Senthil Kumar said, presenting ground reality of the human right situation in Pakistan.
He said it has been 16 years, and she is still searching for her husband who was picked up by the Pakistani forces in 2005.
“Pakistan, instead of wasting the time of the Council, should devote its attention to the grave human rights situation in Pakistan,” First Secretary S Senthil Kumar