Don't deserve unsolicited lecture on human rights: India takes on Pakistan, OIC and Turkey at UN

India in its right to reply has advised Turkey to refrain from commenting on the internal affairs of India and develop a better understanding of democratic practices.

Published: 16th September 2020 01:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2020 07:23 AM   |  A+A-

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GENEVA: India on Tuesday came down heavily on Pakistan, Turkey and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council for their remarks on India's internal affairs.

Responding to reference made by Turkey on Jammu and Kashmir, India in its right to reply has advised Turkey to refrain from commenting on the internal affairs of India and develop a better understanding of democratic practices.

India also repeatedly emphasized and repeated its position on the comments made by the vis a vis Kashmir.

First secretary, Permanent mission of India in Geneva Pawan Badhe who delivered India's right to reply said: "We reject the reference made by the OIC to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India. The OIC has no locus standi to comment on internal affairs of India. The OIC has allowed itself to be misused by Pakistan to subverse its own Agenda. It's for the members of the OIC to decide if it is in their interests to allow Pakistan to do so."

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India also took on Pakistan at the Human Rights council and the First Secretary Badhe in India's right to reply said, "It has become habitual for Pakistan to malign my country with false and fabricated narratives for its self-serving malicious purposes."

"Neither India nor others deserve this unsolicited lecture on human rights from a country that has consistently persecuted its ethnic and religious minorities, is an epicentre of terrorism, has 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.

"It is not surprising that other relevant multilateral institutions have been raising serious concerns on its failure to stop terror financing and lack of effective actions against all terror entities in Pakistan," the First Secretary Badhe said.

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India also raised issues of state-supported persecution in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In its reply India also highlighted the attacks on liberal voices and journalists in Pakistan

Badhe said: "The nefarious designs of Pakistan continue in Pakistan Occupied parts of Indian Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The mass influx of outsiders has whittled down the number of Kashmiris to an insignificant number in Pakistan occupied parts of Indian Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Laddakh.

"Thousands of Sikh, Hindus and Christian minority women and girls have been subjected to abductions, forced marriages and conversions in Pakistan. The plight of people under its subjugation is well represented by the state of affairs in Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. Not a single day has gone by when a family in Baluchistan doesn't find its members picked up or kidnapped by the security forces of Pakistan," he said.

"Pakistan does well when it comes to intimidation and attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and political dissidents in particular by its state machinery. It is not without a reason that Pakistan has been highlighted by international organizations as a country where journalists are slain and their killers go scot free," Badhe added.


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  • A k Sehanobis

    The simple facts will exemplify the condition in Pakistan and Turkey.During independence,the minority population in E.Pakistan ( now Bangladesh) was 31% and in W.Pakistan 8%.Currently,it is 8% and 1% respectively- where is the vanishing tribe-butchered,converted,driven out or all 3.During the same period,the muslim population grew from 8% to 16%,officially and how did it happen-procreation or illegal immigration or both. Coming to Turkey,30 lacs Armenians were annihilated,currently the minority population is around 1% only.They recently converted an iconic museum with christian symbols,Hagia Sophia and a Church,Chora into mosques.India should say boldly about these. Only Pope felt distressed.He is also selective.He has no words of condemnation for China who are in demolition spree of religious places,churches included.He probably wants to save the last remains in Hongkong.
    9 months ago reply
  • Ramesh

    Pakistan and Turkey are a curse to the world. India should bring in the real human rights violations of China and Pakistan at every possible forum and muster support for the same. India should also mark POB (Pakistan Occupied Baluchistan) like POK, COK (China Occupied Kashmir), etc., Original Kashmir (from Kashyapa rishi) belongs to Kashmiri Pundits. Great Saints like Adi Shankara, Ramanujacharya had visited the Saraswathy temple (in POK now). India should get POK and COK and liberate BOK.
    9 months ago reply
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