Indian diplomat Pawan Badhe slams Pakistan which has institutionalised enforced disappearance as a tool of subjugation against dissent and criticism. Photo credit: Twitter@AdityaRajKaul&
Geneva: India yet again raised the issue of full-scale training camps and launchpads of terrorists being escalated in Pakistan-occupied parts of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh at great expense for sustaining cross border terrorism at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
“It’s not without reason that Pakistan remains a safe harbour for terrorists. While the world is busy combatting Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan hoodwinks the world to allow delisting more than 4,000 proscribed terrorists to sustain its terror ecosystem,” New Delhi said.
India also raised the crimes committed against the Ahmadia and Christian communities in the Islamic nation. “Ahmadis remain the most persecuted community in Pakistan under the aegis of the so-called Constitution of Pakistan. Hundreds of Christians are persecuted every year while the maximum of them are subjected to violent deaths in Pakistan.”
Further, India highlighted how Pakistan misuses the UNHRC for malicious propaganda against India. “None of Pakistan’s vile accusations against India could stifle the voice of minorities and people under its subjugation,” New Delhi clarified.
Earlier, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir local resident Muhammad Sajjad Raja broke into tears at UNHRC in Geneva as he said Pakistan was treating them as ‘animals’. He said that Pakistan is running terror camps in the so-called “Azad Kashmir”.
Research Analyst at European Foundation for South Asian Studies Veronica Ekelund also asked during the 45th Session of the UNHRC why is Pakistan still a member of the council.
Meanwhile, Western countries also slammed China and called for the restoration of the basic legal rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. John Fisher of Human Rights Watch called for an international mechanism to address the sweeping violations by China. He was speaking on behalf of more than 300 NGOs from over 60 countries.