New Delhi: India has slammed Pakistan, Turkey and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at United Nation’s Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after they raked the Kashmir matter on the Geneva-based physique.
First Secretary at Permanent Mission of India in Geneva, Pawan Badhe mentioned, India would not want “unsolicited lecture on human rights from a country that has consistently persecuted its ethnic and religious minorities” and “is an epicentre of terrorism..(with) the distinction of providing pensions to individuals on UN Sanctions list and has a Prime Minister who proudly admits training tens of thousands of terrorists to fight in Jammu and Kashmir”.
Highlighting how, “mass influx of outsiders has whittled down the number of Kashmiris to an insignificant number in Pakistan”, Pavan in India’s proper of reply highlighted how, “thousands of Sikh, Hindu and Christian minority women and girls have been subjected to abductions, forced marriages and conversions in Pakistan”.
Pakistan has been raking up the Kashmir matter at numerous worldwide boards. In 2019, Pakistani Foreign Minister SM Qureshi within the backdrop of revocation of particular standing to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, visited Geneva himself however obtained no traction.
On OIC, the Indian diplomat mentioned, it has “no locus standi to comment on internal affairs of India” and the grouping of Islamic nations has “allowed itself to be misused by Pakistan to subverse its own agenda”, suggesting, “it’s for the members to decide if it is in their interests to allow Pakistan to do so”.
On Turkey, Pavan mentioned, can “only advise Turkey to refrain from commenting on the internal affairs of India and develop a better understanding of the democratic practices.”
Turkey in the previous few years has grown nearer to Pakistan and has been raking Kashmir at worldwide boards like UN. The nation’s closeness to Islamabad, many attribute to a attainable switch of nuclear know-how.