India counters Pak at UNHRC, says J&K internal matter, won't tolerate interference
India accused Pakistan of using cross- border terrorism as a form “alternate diplomacy” at the UNHR on Tuesday.
IN NEW DELHI on Tuesday in a high voltage clash at the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) India accused Pakistan of using cross- border terrorism as a form “alternate diplomacy” on Tuesday by saying that the recent decision of J&K is its internal affair and we’ll not tolerate interference in that.
MEA’S secretary Vijay Thakur Singh called it fabricated narrative which was coming from the epicenter of global terrorism, where the ring leader where given shelter for years while responding to Pakistan’s call for an international investigation and allegations of human rights violation in J&K.
Without directly addressing Pakistan Vijay Singh said “ running commentary. He added on by saying “These decisions were taken by our Parliament after a full debate that was televised and enjoyed widespread support. We wish to reiterate that this sovereign decision, like other legislations passed by Parliament, is entirely internal to India. No country can accept interference in its internal affairs, certainly not India."
India’s right to reply to Pakistan’s charges, Vimarsh Aryan, first secretary in India’s permanent mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, said Pakistan’s statements on Tuesday were “an ill-disguised effort to advance its territorial ambitions".
“Pakistan realises that our recent decision cuts the very ground from under its feet by creating obstacles in its continuing sponsorship of cross border terrorism against India," Aryan, a diplomat of the 2011 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, said.
"Pakistan’s rhetoric will not distract international attention from Pakistan’s persecution and elimination of religious and ethnic minorities – be it the Christians, Sikhs, Shias, Ahmadiyas and Hindus. This is the reason that Pakistan no longer publishes official statistics about its minorities as India does," he said.
“It defies credibility that Pakistan, which is the epicenter of global terrorism is claiming to speak on behalf of unnamed countries on the issue of human rights. It forgets that terrorism is the worst form of human rights abuse," Aryan, who has served as a regional passport officer in Jammu.