World has rejected Pak’s bid to politicise J&K issue: MEA
‘Its Campaign In UNHRC Was Based On Lies’ Pak mantri: People believe them, not us
New Delhi: After Pakistan claimed to be speaking on behalf of many countries at UNHRC on the situation in J&K, India on Thursday reiterated that Islamabad’s campaign was based on lies and that its attempts to polarise and politicise the Kashmir issue had been rejected.
“It is quite audacious on the part of Pakistan that the country which is harbouring terrorists, which is the epicentre of terrorism, is pretending to speak on behalf of the global community on human rights,” said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. “Pakistan’s attempts to polarise and politicise the Kashmir issue at the UNHRC have been rejected,” he said.
“Their record of persecu
J&K governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday launched a scheme to provide optimum prices to apple growers. ‘I can tell the people of Kashmir that there is a huge sympathy for them from the people of New Delhi. Whatever you demand, you will be given,’ said Malik
tion of minorities, both ethnic and religious, I don’t need to amplify...the credibility of the messenger here is highly suspect. This is something Pakistan
interior minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah put PM Imran Khan in a spot by blaming the “ruling elite” for Islamabad’s failure to garner global support against India on the Kashmir issue. “People don’t believe us in the international community. We say they (India) imposed curfew and are not giving medicines to people of J&K. People do not believe us, but they believe them,” Shah said. He said the “ruling elite” included all leaders, starting from General Zia-ulHaq. When asked if Imran and his top advisors were also included in what he termed as the “ruling elite”, he said: “Everyone is responsible. Pakistan should now do a soul searching.” |
which the global community is aware of,” he added.
He said repeating a lie four or five times does not turn it into a “gospel truth” adding that the global community was aware of Pakistan’s role in aiding, abetting and supporting terrorist infrastructure which they have in their country.
According to agency reports from Geneva, MEA secretary (east) Vijay Thakur Singh met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to discuss with her Pakistan’s attempts to fan trouble in the valley through cross-border terrorism. “We discussed the situation in Kashmir. It’s fast returning to normal. She appreciated that. We will continue to engage with her. We briefed her about Pakistan’s support to terrorism,’’ Singh was quoted as having said after the meeting.
His remarks came two days after India and Pakistan engaged in a war of words over the Kashmir issue on Tuesday at the UNHRC with New Delhi defending its “sovereign decision” to revoke J&K’s special status, an issue on which Islamabad demanded an international investigation by the global rights body.
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