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India Calls on Pakistan to Stop State-Sponsored Cross-Border Terrorism | India News

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GENEVA: India said on Tuesday that Pakistan, a country in dire economic straits, should stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism and end the institutionalized violation of the human rights of its minority and other communities.
Using its right of reply under agenda item 2 at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in response to a statement by the representative of Pakistan, India criticized Pakistan for deliberately misusing the forum for its propaganda malicious against New Delhi.
“Pakistan, a country in dire economic straits, will do well to stop wasting the time of the Council and its mechanisms, stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism and end the institutionalized violation of the human rights of its minority and other communities.” Pawankumar said. Badhe, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of India in Geneva.
“The members of this Council are well aware that Pakistan has provided pensions to listed and feared terrorists with state funds and has the dubious distinction of hosting the largest number of terrorists banned by the United Nations,” Badhe said.
The Indian diplomat recalled that Pakistani leaders have admitted that “it has become a factory for terrorists.”
“Pakistan has ignored that terrorism is the worst form of human rights abuse and supporters of terrorism are the worst violators of human rights,” added the Indian diplomat.
Badhe said the council should ask Pakistan why the size of their minority communities such as Christians, Hindus and Sikhs has been drastically reduced since independence and why they and other communities such as Ahmadiyyas, Shiites, Pashtuns, Sindhis and Baloch, have been subjected to draconian blasphemy laws, systemic persecution, blatant abuses and forced conversions.
“Enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions and arbitrary arrests of those who try to speak out against the establishment are rampant in Pakistan and have been carried out by state security agencies with impunity,” said the diplomat.
India also rejected the statement of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the bloc has no locus standi to comment on such matters.
“We reject the reference to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in the OIC statement. It has no locus standi to comment on matters related to Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral and inalienable part of India,” said the Indian diplomat. .

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