New Delhi: Two days after Pakistan approached the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and urged the implementation of UNSC resolutions to stop the “the brutal killings of civilians and violation of their other fundamental human rights by the Indian security forces,” India responded to the accusation by stating that Pakistan’s cry for help was a “cynical attempt.”
India’s representative at the United Nations, S Akbaruddin, claimed that Pakistan was a country that coveted the territory of others and used terrorism as state policy to achieve that end.
“Regrettably, earlier today we have seen an attempt at misuse of this UN platform. The attempt came from Pakistan; a country that covets the territory of others; a country that uses terrorism as state policy towards that misguided end; a country that extols the virtues of terrorists and that provides sanctuary to UN-designated terrorists; and a country that masquerades its efforts as support for human rights and self determination,” said Akbaruddin.
Akbaruddin exclaimed that Pakistan was the same country whose track record had failed to convince the international community to gain membership of the Human Rights Council in the Session of the UNGA. “Cynical attempts, like the one this morning therefore, find no resonance in this forum or elsewhere in the United Nations,” the representative said.
“As a diverse, pluralistic and tolerant society, India’s commitment to the rule of law, democracy and human rights is enshrined in its founding principles and we remain strongly committed to the promotion and protection of all human rights for all through pursuit of dialogue and cooperation,” concluded Akbaruddin before the council.
Protests in Kashmir following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani has resulted in the death of 34 civilians as of now.