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India reprimanded Pakistan in UNHRC, replied on raising the issue of Kashmir

United Nations/Geneva. India reprimanded Pakistan after raising the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and said that it cannot pay attention to a country whose hands are ‘red’ due to the bloodshed of terrorism sponsored across the world.

Anupama Singh, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in Geneva, on Wednesday exercised her right of reply in the high-level segment of the 55th regular session of the UNHRC. India used the right of reply to respond to Turkey and Pakistan after both countries referred to Kashmir in their statements at the high-level segment. Singh said, first of all, we regret the comments made by Turkiye on a matter which is an internal matter of India and we hope that he will refrain from making unwanted comments on our internal matters in future.

Taking aim at Pakistan, India said, “We cannot pay attention to a country whose hands are ‘red’ due to the bloodshed of terrorism sponsored across the world. Its own people feel embarrassed that their government has failed to serve their genuine interests.” He said Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief “Commenting on India, a country that harbors UN Security Council designated terrorists and whose pluralistic ethos and democratic credentials are an example to the world, is an example for everyone,” he said, in an apparent reference to terrorist leaders like Masood Azhar. There is a contradiction for this.

Hitting out at Pakistan for India’s “broader references”, Singh said it was extremely unfortunate that the Council’s platform was once again used to make false allegations against India. “We are bound to respond,” Singh said. He stressed that the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is an integral and inalienable part of India and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is bound to ensure social and economic development. The Government of India has taken constitutional measures for this and these are internal matters of India and no interference will be tolerated in them. He said that Pakistan has no right to say anything on the internal affairs of India.

Singh said Pakistan is a country that has institutionalized systemic oppression of its own minorities and its human rights record is indeed abysmal. “It is not only ironic but also distorted to comment on India, which has made remarkable progress in achieving economic progress and social justice,” he said. But he also mentioned the incident of violence in which 19 churches and 89 houses of the Christian community were burnt.

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