Terror 'monster' created by Pakistan now devouring its own creator: India at UN
The terror "monster", created by Pakistan against India, is now “devouring” its own creator, New Delhi’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva said on Wednesday.
"Pakistan has created terrorist outfits against India. This monster is now devouring its own creator," Ambassador Ajit Kumar said, adding that in the last two decades, the most wanted terrorists of the world have found "succour and sustenance" in Pakistan.
Asserting that terrorism is the "grossest violation of human rights", he said members will recognise the irony of a nation that has established a well-earned reputation of being a "global epicentre of terrorism holding forth on human rights".
“It is unfortunate that Pakistan's trust in the methods of terror are so deep that it does not hesitate from using them on its own people in Baluchistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as tribal areas in its northwest. While advocating restraint to others, it has no hesitation in using air power against its own people. This, coupled with the utter disregard for the human rights of religious and sectarian minorities has turned Pakistan into the true epicenter of global terror," Kumar said.
Addressing the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Kumar hit out at Pakistan for destabilising the situation in Jammu and Kashmir by promoting infiltration and cross-border terrorism, inciting, promoting and glorifying violence.
The fundamental reason for disturbances in parts of Jammu and Kashmir is cross-border terrorism aided and abetted by Pakistan, he said, noting that for many years now, Islamabad has been carrying out an intense campaign to destabilise the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
He further emphasised that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the situation there is an internal matter of the country.
The central government and democratically elected state government have led a system-wide effort last year to restore normalcy in the state in the wake of Pakistan-supported violent unrest, he said in the session's 'General Segment'.
India would also like to point out that Pakistan's unwarranted references to UNSC resolutions are "grossly misleading as Pakistan was required to vacate the parts of the State of J&K under its illegal and forced occupation," Kumar said.
Kumar said the robust and mature Indian democracy proved once again that it has sufficiently strong and adequate mechanisms to redress any internal difficulties even if they are incited from outside.
He also mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a USD 12 billion package which was being fast tracked.
Normalcy has returned as 99 per cent of the students of Jammu and Kashmir had taken their high school examinations and schools have reopened, he said.
His remarks came on a day when schools reopened in the Kashmir Valley after about 8 months, which included the period of unrest last summer triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
The Indian Ambassador also asserted that as the world's largest democracy with a high degree of diversity, India remains committed to the idea of a just and equitable society.
"To conclude, we will continue to participate actively in the work of the Council with a view to enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency," he said.
(With PTI inputs)