Watch: India’s Brilliant Takedown Of Pakistan, Turkey and OIC At Human Rights Council On Kashmir Issue
On Tuesday (15 September), India gave a strong response to Pakistan, Turkey and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 46th session of the Human Right Council.
First secretary, Permanent mission of India in Geneva Pawan Badhe said in response to OIC raising the Kashmir issue:
"We reject the reference made by the OIC to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India. The OIC has no locus standi to comment on internal affairs of India. The OIC has allowed itself to be misused by Pakistan to subverse its own Agenda. It's for the members of the OIC to decide if it is in their interests to allow Pakistan to do so."
In response to the reference made to Jammu and Kashmir by Turkey, the Indian diplomat advised Turkey to learn about democratic practices and refrain from interfering in internal matters of India.
Badhe also gave a stern reply to Pakistan over Kashmir:
"It has become habitual for Pakistan to malign my country with false and fabricated narratives for its self-serving malicious purposes."
"Neither India nor others deserve this unsolicited lecture on human rights from a country that has consistently persecuted its ethnic and religious minorities, is an epicentre of terrorism, has the distinction of providing pensions to individuals on UN Sanctions list and has a Prime Minister who proudly admits training tens of thousands of terrorists to fight in Jammu and Kashmir.
"It is not surprising that other relevant multilateral institutions have been raising serious concerns on its failure to stop terror financing and lack of effective actions against all terror entities in Pakistan," he added.
India also raised the matter of the persecution of the people of Pakistan-occupied territories of erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Baluchistan and Khyber-Pakhtunwa.
"The nefarious designs of Pakistan continue in Pakistan Occupied parts of Indian Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The mass influx of outsiders has whittled down the number of Kashmiris to an insignificant number in Pakistan occupied parts of Indian Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” said Badhe.
The Indian diplomat also raised the issue of the persecution of Indic people in the Islamic nation.
"Thousands of Sikh, Hindus and Christian minority women and girls have been subjected to abductions, forced marriages and conversions in Pakistan. The plight of people under its subjugation is well represented by the state of affairs in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. Not a single day has gone by when a family in Balochistan doesn't find its members picked up or kidnapped by the security forces of Pakistan," he said.
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