FB   
 
Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies
 
 

 
India launches scathing attack on Pakistan for supporting terrorist activities
Posted:Mar 16, 2017
 
Print
Share
  
increase Font size decrease Font size
 
India launched a scathing attack on Pakistan on Wednesday for supporting terrorist activities against it, describing terrorism as the “grossest violation of human rights” after Islamabad attempted to highlight alleged Indian rights violations in a UN forum.
 
Exercising its right to reply at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, India said that in recent times people of Pakistan-administered Kashmir had become “victims of sectarian conflict, terrorism and extreme economic hardship because of Pakistan’s occupation and discriminatory policies.”
 
Demanding that Pakistan stop its compulsive hostility against India, Indian diplomat Nabanita Chakrabarti said, “We also demand that Pakistan must fulfil its obligation to vacate illegal occupation of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).”
 
“The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is part of a pluralistic and secular democracy, where an independent judiciary, an active media and a vibrant civil society guarantee freedoms. In contrast, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is administered by a ‘deep state’ and has become a hub for the global export of terror,” said Chakrabarti.
 
Describing Pakistan’s attempts to raise alleged human rights violations in Kashmir as “fallacious references” about “internal matters”, Chakrabarti said “Terrorism is the grossest violation of human rights and should be so acknowledged by any impartial and objective observer.”
 
“Pakistan’s continued support for terror groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir is the main challenge to protecting the human rights of our citizens in the State. Pakistan’s selective approach in tackling terror groups operating outside Pakistan and within, despite the numerous solemn promises made, underscores the continuing unwillingness to acknowledge the truth,” she said.
 
This is the second time in two weeks that India has slammed Pakistan for trying to raise Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Forum.
 
In Geneva on Wednesday, Chakrabarti kept up the pressure on Pakistan.
 
“Apart from becoming the world’s terrorism factory, Pakistan has also alienated its own people through continued mistreatment of Hindus, Christians, Shias, Ahmadiyas and other minorities. In this Council, Pakistan has referred to the situation of minorities in India. Minorities in India have been prime ministers, presidents, vice-presidents, senior cabinet ministers, senior civil servants, cricket team captains, Bollywood superstars. Can the minorities of Pakistan claim even a shadow of this? All they have are blasphemy laws and relentless abuse and violation of their human rights,” she said.
 
“We do not accept attempts by Pakistan to denigrate the democratic choice that has been regularly exercised by the people of Jammu and Kashmir over the last six decades since our independence,” she added.
 
The two countries exchanged words at the same forum last year as well after protests erupted in Indian Kashmir following the death on 8 July of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani at the hands of Indian troops in Kashmir. Some 80 people were killed in the violence in Kashmir that India says was sponsored by Pakistan.
 
However, India’s decision to attend talks on the Indus Waters Treaty later this month in Lahore had given rise to hopes that the two countries might get back to the talks table.
 
Live Mint, March 16, 2017
 
 
 
 
Print
Share
  
increase Font size decrease Font size
 

Disclaimer: South Asia Monitor does not accept responsibility for the views or ideology expressed in any article, signed or unsigned, which appears on its site. What it does accept is responsibility for giving it a chance to appear and enter the public discourse.
Comments (Total Comments 0) Post Comments Post Comment
Review
 
 
 
 
spotlight image Thailand will be the coordinating country for India within ASEAN from July. In an exclusive interview with INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS, the fortnightly journal of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS),  Thailand’s Ambassador to India, Chutintorn Gongsakdi, gave a comprehensive view of bilateral relations and
 
read-more
The struggle for autonomy has been going on within the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) from their inception, writes P.D. Rai
 
read-more
As India and the 10-nation ASEAN bloc culminate the commemoration of 25 years of their dialogue partnership with a summit in New Delhi January 25 that all the leaders will attend, India is laying out the crimson carpet to ensure that the first ever Republic Day celebrations at which 10 ASEAN leaders will be Chief Guests, jointly, is a
 
read-more
The United Nations Security Council concluded a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan in a show of support for the war-torn nation where it denounced the activities of terrorists there, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced Monday.
 
read-more
While appreciating the remarkable turnaround by Indian exports during November 2017, Anil Khaitan, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that India has seen a major breakthrough in its exports to China during last few months whereas the surge in imports for Chinese products in Indian market is on deceleration.
 
read-more
“We have a very solid commitment to climate action,” he said. “We cannot be defeated by climate change and we are not yet winning this battle” and the biggest victims of climate change are the developing countries that are members of the Group of 77 (G77).
 
read-more
In a bid to promote trilateral innovation and business opportunities between the US, India, and Israel, Israel-India Technology Group has launched a trilateral fund of $50 million. "We ar...
 
read-more
Column-image

Title: Salafi-Jihadism -The History of an Idea; Author: Shiraz Maher; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK: Pages: 292; Price: Rs 499

 
Column-image

A Review of Anatomy of Failure by Harlan K. Ullman (Naval Institute Press, 242 pages)

 
Column-image

Title: The Beckoning Isle; Author: Abhay Narayan Sapru; Publisher: Wisdom Tree; Pages: 157; Price: Rs 245

 
Column-image

Title: India Now And In Transition; Editor: Atul Thakur ; Publisher: Niyogi Books: Pages: 448; Price: Rs 599

 
Column-image

Title: The Power Paradox; Author: Dacher Keltner; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK: Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499