“Exporter of terrorists”: India slams Pakistan at 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union in Bahrain

14 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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India slammed Pakistan at the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain on Monday.

India slammed Pakistan at the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain on Monday.
Pakistan made the usual reference to Kashmir in its address to the IPU Assembly. In a Right to Reply (RoR), India slammed Pakistan, calling it a “exporter of terrorists” and emphasising that Pakistan has no locus standi over Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Rajya Sabha MP Sasmit Patra, in his speech, said: “It is unfortunate that Pakistan has chosen once again to misuse the august platform by mentioning in their statement about Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India. This mentioning is completely unacceptable.”

Patra further said, “The Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been and will always remain an integral and inalienable part of India. No amount of rhetoric and propaganda from any country can override this fact. Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on India’s internal affairs. We have repeatedly called upon it to vacate the Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation with immediate effect. It is ironic that a country, which is a known exporter of terrorists, and responsible for inflicting countless cross-border terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir is claiming to champion the cause of human rights.”

In March, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, called Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s remarks on the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during a UN Security Council debate on ‘Women, Peace, and Security’ frivolous, baseless, and politically motivated.

She had said: “It’s unworthy to even respond to such malicious and false propaganda.” Kamboj said, “Our focus has been and will always be positive and forward-looking.”
India slamming Pakistan at the global Parliamentary body, yet again exposed the latter’s false propaganda on Kashmir.

India’s heft and prowess on the international parliamentary platform has been acknowledged and appreciated by other member countries.