Terrorism grossest violation of human rights: India replies to Pakistan at UNHRC

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  • In a Right of Reply filed at the 37 Session of the UN Human Rights Council, New Delhi reminded Islamabad about the state of human rights within its own borders
  • It also urged the UNHRC to direct Pakistan to end cross-border infiltration

India today condemned Pakistan’s statement made at UN Human Rights Council, where it had accused the former of human rights violation in Kashmir, saying that “terrorism is the grossest violation of human rights”.

In a Right of Reply filed at the 37 Session of the UN Human Rights Council, New Delhi reminded Islamabad about the state of human rights within its own borders and said that Pakistan has been using the argument of human rights as a shield to mask its territorial ambitions.

“This council should be mindful that the dubious concern for human rights is coming from a country, which has systematically abused and violated the human rights of the people in Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir,” it said in a response to Pakistan’s statement.

It also urged the Council to direct Pakistan to end its support to terrorism and cease cross-border infiltration.
“We urge the Council to call on Pakistan to end cross-border infiltration; to dismantle special terrorist zones, safe havens and sanctuaries, to take verifiable actions, including terror financing; to provide freedom to the people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir…” the statement said.

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