Strongly hitting out at Pakistan for once more raking up the Kashmir concern on the UN, India has mentioned a constructive contribution can’t be anticipated from a rustic that has a longtime observe of internet hosting terrorists and is the “epicentre” of worldwide terrorism, and the largest destabilising power on this planet.
Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, A Amarnath, mentioned on Monday that India doesn’t want recommendation from a nation with a confirmed observe report of illicit export of nuclear materials and know-how.
“Pakistan’s desperate attempts to peddle falsehoods and habit of abusing the sanctity of multilateral forums deserves our collective contempt,” he mentioned.
“Pakistan has made a number of futile and unsubstantiated allegations against India, including in relation to the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. These do not merit a response, as they pertain to matters internal to India,” Amarnath mentioned.
India exercised its Right to Reply after Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Munir Akram raked up the difficulty of Jammu and Kashmir in the course of the assembly of the General Assembly’s First Committee that offers with disarmament and worldwide safety points.
Amarnath reiterated that the complete union territory of Jammu and Kashmir was, is and can all the time be an integral and inalienable a part of India.
“This includes the areas that are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation,” he mentioned within the Right of Reply.
“Given its established State practice of hosting, aiding, and actively supporting terrorists, how could one expect any constructive contribution from Pakistan to the First Committee, that deals with important matters of international peace and security,” Amarnath mentioned.
With the Pakistani envoy additionally referring to India’s defence arsenal, New Delhi hit again saying that as a “responsible State, India strictly abides by its obligations under international treaties and needs no advice from a country, which has a proven track record of illicit export of nuclear material and technology.”
“India’s security concerns are not confined to a region and, therefore, India has always approached these issues in a global context,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that in distinction to India’s constructive approach on disarmament issues, Pakistan has solely been ‘disruptive’.
Amarnath mentioned it’s 25 years now that the world is paying the value of Pakistan’s obstructionist ways within the CD (Conference on Disarmament) that haven’t allowed the convention to undertake a Programme of Work.
Pakistan has the doubtful distinction of getting single handedly blocked the negotiations on Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT), together with in 2009, when the Conference on Disarmament adopted a consensus Programme of Work, he mentioned.
“Having joined the consensus on the Programme of Work, Pakistan revealed its true character by soon taking a complete U-turn and blocking any work by the CD,” Amarnath mentioned.
Pakistan, because the ‘epicenter’ of worldwide terrorism, is the largest destabilising power on this planet and has repeatedly indulged in cross-border terrorism, Amarnath mentioned.
‘They have no regard for UN principles. While Pakistan’s Permanent Representative speaks about peace and safety right here, his Prime Minister glorifies international terrorists like Osama bin Ladin as ‘martyrs’. What extra could possibly be a greater proof of the utter duplicity that this nation is notorious for? he requested.
Amarnath asserted that the General Assembly’s First Committee is “not the forum” to deal with bilateral or regional points because it has an unlimited agenda coping with international points referring to disarmament and worldwide safety.
“We wish to reiterate that regional security issues have no place in the First Committee’s considerations,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the Committee mustn’t solely categorically reject Pakistan’s “nefarious and vicious designs” however collectively condemn Pakistan for its repeated efforts to politicise its work and hijack its mandate.
Amarnath mentioned within the Right of Reply that India expects nothing new from Pakistan that harbours a “deep sense of insecurity and orchestrated hatred” for India and “our secular credentials and the values that my country stands for.
“However, despite its hopeless efforts, the world is able to see through its deceit and double-speak. It is time to hold Pakistan to account and not let them abuse UN platforms for spreading disinformation, hate and incite violence,” he mentioned.
Amarnath mentioned Pakistan’s baseless accusations in opposition to India are “indeed rich, coming from a nation that is encouraging sectarian violence against Muslims and suppresses the rights of minorities.”
“Going by its past practice and compulsive obsession with India, Pakistan may exercise its Right of Reply and continue its malicious false propaganda against my country. But I shall refrain from responding to it, out of respect for the work of the First Committee,” he mentioned.