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‘Country Soaked In Red Has No Right…’, India On Pakistan At UN

Concluding her 'Right of Reply,' Singh stated that India cannot pay further attention to a country engulfed in red, symbolizing bloodshed, financial troubles, and the shame of a government failing its people. The 55th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council continues until April 5.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Feb 29, 2024 08:20 IST
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India On Pakistan At UN
India On Pakistan At UN

India On Pakistan: In a significant diplomatic move, India invoked its ‘Right of Reply’ at the 55th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, responding sharply to Pakistan’s references to New Delhi’s human rights record. First Secretary Anupama Singh, expressing regret over the misuse of the Council’s platform, countered Pakistan’s allegations, emphasizing that a nation with a systemic persecution record and abysmal human rights standing has no authority to comment on India.

India On Pakistan – Internal Matters: Jammu and Kashmir

Singh reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir, along with Ladakh, is an integral part of India, and constitutional measures taken for socio-economic development in these territories are internal matters. She firmly stated that Pakistan lacks the standing to pronounce on issues internal to India.

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Pakistan’s “Truly Abysmal” Human Rights Record

Terming Pakistan’s human rights record as “truly abysmal,” Singh highlighted the irony of a nation commenting on India’s progress when it perpetuates systemic persecution against its own minorities. Citing the large-scale brutality in Jaranwala city against the Christian community, Singh contrasted India’s pluralistic ethos with Pakistan hosting UNSC-sanctioned terrorists.

India On Pakistan – Government Failures and Terrorism Sponsorship

Singh accused the Pakistani government of failing to serve its citizens’ interests and sponsoring terrorism globally. She underlined that a nation soaked in bloodshed from sponsoring terrorism and grappling with debt has no grounds to criticize India’s economic progress and social justice efforts.

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Conclusion and Future Ties

Concluding her ‘Right of Reply,’ Singh stated that India cannot pay further attention to a country engulfed in red, symbolizing bloodshed, financial troubles, and the shame of a government failing its people. The 55th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council continues until April 5.

India On Pakistan – India’s Stand on Normal Ties: A Reminder

This recent exchange follows India’s earlier stance, reiterated in August last year, emphasizing that normal ties with Pakistan require an environment free of terror and hostility. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasized that Pakistan’s future is determined by its own actions, urging the neighboring country to find solutions to its economic challenges. The diplomatic tussle underscores India’s commitment to countering false allegations and promoting a peaceful environment in the region.

First published on: Feb 29, 2024 08:20 AM IST

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