INDIA Slams Pakistan For Misusing UNHRC Over Kashmir: Revocation of J&K’s Special Status Is India’s Sovereign Decision

India has   rubbished   with evidences and citing its constitution Pakistan’s “false allegations, concocted charges and fabricated narrative” at the  UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. Revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was a sovereign decision taken by the Indian Parliament and the country cannot accept any interference in its internal affairs, India has asserted at the UN Human Rights Council   rejecting Pakistan’s “malicious” campaign on the issue. Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Vijay Thakur Singh, in a clear reference to Pakistan, said there was a need to call out those who are misusing the UNHRC for malicious political agenda under the garb of human rights. The MEA’s Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh on Tuesday,  September 10 stoutly  defended India’s move  mandated by its  Parliament to bifurcate Jammu &  Kashmir into two  Union Territories and revoke Article 370 and  Article  35-A. These articles were not part of the country’s Constitution and were temporary measures and hence, their abrogation will ensure gender equality and end discrimination. The reorganization   of the western Indian state was its internal affairs, she said asserting   that India   was “an ancient civilization with immense and rich diversity” and the world’s “largest democracy” that promoted human rights. India would “certainly not” accept any interference in its internal affairs, she told the international body. “These decisions were taken by our Parliament after a full debate that was televised and enjoyed widespread support”. The senior diplomat said. Summarizing the main points of her speech in her short and crisp opening remarks that lasted just a little more than two minutes in which she described Pakistan without naming it directly as the “epicenter of terrorism” that “conducts cross-border terrorism as a form of alternate diplomacy”. She charged Pakistan with trampling upon minorities “at will” but “cries victim when it actually is the perpetrator”. “Despite challenging circumstances, Jammu & Kashmir’s civil administration is ensuring basic services, essential supplies, and normal functioning of institutions, mobility, and nearly full connectivity”. She told the global community that “democratic processes have been initiated, restrictions are being eased continuously, (and that) temporary preventive and precautionary measures were necessitated to ensure safety and security of our citizens in the face of credible threats of cross-border terrorism”. She told  the global community that “one delegation (Pakistan) has given a running commentary with offensive rhetoric of false allegations and concocted charges against my country” and  “the world is aware that this fabricated narrative comes from the epicenter of global terrorism, where ring leaders were sheltered for years”. She said those “who are misusing this platform for malicious political agendas under the garb of human rights” are “attempting to speak on the human rights of minorities in other countries whilst trampling upon them at will in their own country…. They (Pakistan) cry victim when they actually are the perpetrators.” Incidentally, soon after lashing out India at the UNHRC, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in an apparent slip of the tongue that caused grave embarrassment to his country and much delight to India, calling J&K as an “Indian State”.

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