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Pakistan ask UN to demand India end its state terrorism

Pakistan ask UN to demand India end its state terrorism

By The South Asia Times 

 

NEW YORK - Pakistan on Monday asked the UN to demand that India end its state terrorism and abide by its obligations under international law, including the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

 

During UN 4th Committee Meeting Pakistani diplomat Naeem Sabar  said that Year after year, India continues to present a factually incorrect position on this forum. Jammu and Kashmir is an ‘internationally recognized’ ‘disputed territory’ and not an integral part of India. Multiple resolutions of the United Nations Security Council define it as a “disputed territory”. This is also printed on all official UN maps.

 

 

Security Council resolution 47 clearly states that "the question of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan should be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite". India accepted this decision and is bound to comply with it in accordance with Article 25 of the UN Charter,” he said.

 

Since 5 August 2019, India is on its way to transforming occupied territory from a Muslim-majority state to a Hindu-majority territory in barefaced violation of the 4thGeneva Convention and international law, said the Pakistani diplomat.

 

Responding to Indian statement, he added that the statement of India’s delegate today is merely an attempt to camouflage its state terrorism and the treatment of its minorities. It will be appropriate to put a spotlight on the Indian State-sponsored terrorism here - a franchise that has gone from regional to global. Pakistan along with other countries arenow facing this state-sponsored terrorism. 

I would also like to draw the attention of the committee to the recent report of Amnesty International titled 'Weaponizing Counterterrorism: India’s exploitation of terrorism financing assessments to target civil society”.The report highlighted that India is using Financial Action Task Force (FATF)assessment reports to supplement its arsenal of counter-terrorism and money laundering laws, many of which are routinely used to target civil society organizations and human rights defenders including in the Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Amnesty International called on the FATF and its member states to not allow these laws to further the clampdown on dissent in India,which has systematically eroded the rights to freedom of association and freedom of expression in the country.”

 

He said that today, more than 200 million Muslim, Christian and other minorities face blatant discrimination in India. The terrifying rise in Islamophobia within India is a distressing consequence of the blind pursuit by the BJP-RSS government of the majoritarian ‘Hindutva’ agenda and its explicit support foranti-Islam and anti-Muslim rhetoric. Today, no minority is safe in India. 

Pakistan called on the international community, particularly the United Nations and its human rights machinery, to take cognisance of the rapidly deteriorating situation of Islamophobia in India and hold India accountable for its failure to ensure the security and well-being of its Muslim citizens.

We also ask the UN to demand that India end its state terrorism and abide by its obligations under international law, including the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir,” he concluded.

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