During a speech to The Council of Foreign Relations in New York, Pakistani minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari brought up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and made untrue allegations about India. Along with other foreign leaders, the Pakistani foreign minister is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
Bilawal addressed the Kashmir issue and wrongly claimed that India was becoming a Hindu supremacist state and that minorities’ rights were not being upheld.
Except for India, all countries, according to the foreign minister of Pakistan, offered assistance to Pakistan. As Bilawal stated, he did not anticipate assistance from India.
Also incorrectly asserted by Bilawal was the persecution of Christian minorities in India. At the expense of its Christian and Muslim minority, India is turning more and more into a Hindu-supremacist nation. They took actions that rendered interaction with India impossible,” he continued.
He acknowledged that the younger generation wants both nations to coexist. He went on to say, “I think the younger folks do have the space in that we are not carrying the baggage of the past as much.
At the UN, India vehemently rejected Pakistan’s statements regarding minorities in India.
Srinivas Gotru, India’s Joint Secretary of UNES (UN Economic and Social), previously referred to Pakistan’s criticism of India’s treatment of minorities as “ironic” in light of Islamabad’s dismal record of defending minorities.
“It is ironic that Pakistan is discussing minority rights. It is remarkable that they have even brought up this topic for a nation that has even stopped disclosing its data to hide its same disgraceful record. It has a lengthy history of violating minorities’ rights in the most egregious ways the world has ever seen, according to Gotru.
Gotru also made note of the forced marriages, forced conversions, murders, and kidnappings that minority women faced.
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