India used its “Right of Reply” on Friday to respond to comments made by Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during a discussion at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on minorities in India and the Kashmir conflict.
Mijito Vinito, an Indian ambassador, urged Pakistan to think before making false accusations against India. Vinto emphasised that Islamabad should put an end to “cross-border terrorism” rather than asserting its authority over Jammu and Kashmir. Vinito said, “What can we infer about the underlying thinking when young ladies in the hundreds from the minority group are kidnapped as an SOP?
“It is sad that the Pakistani Prime Minister picked this august assembly’s podium to level unfounded charges against India. He has done so to cover up wrongdoings in his own nation and to defend acts taken against India that are viewed as reprehensible by the international community ” he said.
“A government that declares it wants to live in harmony with its neighbours would never support international terrorism. The horrifying Mumbai terrorist attack’s planners, who only revealed their presence in response to demand from the world community, would also not be protected there “added Vinito.
The Indian envoy highlighted recent incidences of forced abduction and marriage of girls from Hindu, Sikh, and Christian families in Pakistan as well as “conversions within Pakistan” as he reminded the international body of the horrors committed against minorities.
The Indian envoy stated, “It is about human rights, about rights of minorities, and about plain decency.
“A nation of this type would not assert illegitimate and unsustainable territorial claims against its neighbours. It wouldn’t yearn for its territories or try to forcibly annex them to its own. But today, we heard bogus accusations concerning more than simply the neighbourhood “he said.
“There is a genuine yearning for growth, stability, and peace across the Indian subcontinent. It’s also extensively disseminated. And it is attainable. Cross-border terrorism will end, governments will be honest with their citizens and the international world, minorities will not be oppressed, and last but not least, we will acknowledge these truths in front of this Assembly “he added.
The Kashmir issue was discussed before by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif at the UNGA. He falsely charged India with committing unlawful demographic modifications to transform Kashmir into a region with a Hindu majority.
Prior to it, the Kashmir issue had also been brought up in New York by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. This occurred when severe floods are currently sweeping the nation.
Following his speech at The Council of Foreign Relations in New York, Zardari addressed the Kashmir problem and claimed that Islamabad hasn’t observed any indications of the restoration of relations with India.