At the United Nations Human Rights Council, Pakistan has strongly rebutted India’s untenable stance on Jammu and Kashmir and slammed its persistent interference in Balochistan.
India had introduced a bill in its own parliament seeking to penalize those who depict Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territory. This was yet another pathetic effort to alter facts to conform to their own deluded sense of reality.
The Pakistan delegate observed that the sudden Indian focus on Balochistan is consistent with their playbook of seeking to distract attention from the repression unleashed in Occupied Kashmir.
The increasing international attention being given to the plight of the Kashmiri people is being desperately countered by New Delhi by attempting to shift attention elsewhere.
The delegate pointed out that Pakistan had scrupulously avoided commenting on India’s internal human rights situation. But, given the persistent, irresponsible flouting of international norms governing inter-state behaviour by India, we are constrained to point out the abysmal human rights record of the Indian government.
He pointed out the egregious violations of human rights of people in large swathes of India. Over one third of Indian territory is under a full blown peasant insurgency.
There is a despicable human rights situation in Manipur, Mizuram, Tripura, and Assam, and ethnic groups in India’s north-east have been battling for their rights since many decades in the face of terrible repression.