India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin slammed Pakistan over terrorism, it went to say that Pakistan has violated human rights in Balochistan and Kashmir is an integral part of India. It also told that Pakistan had no intentions to even protect their own people as they did air strikes on their own people which led to killing of innocent Pakistani people.
The official statement reads-
My delegation wishes to exercise its right of reply in response to the statement made by Pakistan. Pakistan has once again sought to mask its territorial ambitions and use of terrorism as a state policy under the guise of concern for human rights
This is a country, which has systematically abused and violated the human rights of its own citizens, including in Balochistan, as well as of the people of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. This is a country which has no hesitation in using air power against its own people. This is a country that has continued to provide sanctuary to UN-designated terrorists.
The present situation in the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir is the direct result of sustained cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. The high number of casualties sustained by Indian security forces is a reflection of the tremendous amount of restraint displayed by them under these difficult circumstances.
Jammu & Kashmir is an integral and inseparable part of India and will always remain so. We reject attempts by Pakistan to denigrate the democratic choice that has been regularly exercised by the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
We have a robust institutional framework to ensure adherence to the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights of the people in Jammu & Kashmir. It includes independent judiciary, National Human Rights Commission, vibrant civil society and free and vocal media.
In contrast, the people of Pakistan as well as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir have become victims of sectarian conflict, terrorism and severe economic hardship due to Pakistan’s authoritarian and discriminatory policies in complete disregard of human rights.
Terrorism is an extreme violation of human rights and should be so acknowledged by the International Community. We are dealing with a state that regards the use of terrorism as a legitimate instrument of statecraft.
The world watches with concern as the consequences of Pakistan’s actions have spread beyond its immediate neighbor. All of us stand prepared to help, if only Pakistan – the creator of this malignant monster – wakes up to the dangers of – what it has done to itself.
Pakistan’s doublespeak and hypocrisy does not deserve the time and attention of this august forum and its distinguished members.
Posted on official government website of Permanent mission of India in Geneva.