Mumbai: India today attacked Pakistan in the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and described it as “anti-Pakistan of terrorism”.
This comes after Pakistan accused India of human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Secretary (East) of the Ministry of External Affairs, Vijay Thakur Singh said, “A delegation has given comment with objectionable rhetoric of false allegations and fabricated allegations against my country.”
“The world knows that this concoction comes from the epicentre of global terrorism, where ring leaders were sheltered for years,” he said.
Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and responded to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s comments on the Kashmir issue.
Singh said the Narendra Modi government’s move to repeal Article 370 of the Indian Constitution granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir was a “sovereign decision”. “My government is taking positive action by adopting progressive policies to promote socio-economic equality and justice,” she said.
Secretary (East) in MEA further stated, “As a result of recent legislative measures, progressive policies will now be fully applicable to our citizens in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. This will end gender discrimination, better protect juvenile rights and become applicable rights, education, information and work.”
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Without naming Pakistan in his short and sharp statement, Singh demolished Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s attacks on the country over the situation in Kashmir.
India reiterated that this sovereign decision, like other laws passed by Parliament, is completely internal to the nation and no country can accept interference in its internal affairs, certainly not India.
It also defended the implementation of the National Registers of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, stating that the NRC is a statutory, transparent, non-legal legal process mandated and monitored by the Supreme Court of India.
“Any decision that is taken during its implementation will comply with Indian Law and will be consistent with India’s democratic traditions,” said Singh.