In Pakistan, no religious minority is permitted to freely exercise its faith. At the UNHRC, India criticizes Pakistan for its appalling human rights record
At the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Saturday, India criticized Pakistan for its treatment of religious communities and terrorism.
In exercising her right to reply, Seema Pujani, a representative of India, highlighted how religious communities in Pakistan are subjected to persecution just for upholding their beliefs.
"The representative of Pakistan has once more decided to abuse this illustrious platform for its nefarious propaganda against India. In Pakistan today, no religious minority is able to live or practice their faith in freedom. The state still targets the Ahmadiya group because they merely uphold their religious beliefs, according to Pujani.
Forced disappearances are a topic that India brings up.
Bringing to light the problem of forced missing persons in Pakistan, The representative for India said, "8,463 complaints have been made to Pakistan's own commission of investigation into enforced disappearances over the past ten years. The victims of this heinous strategy have been the Baloch people. The state frequently abducts professionals such as students, physicians, engineers, teachers, and community leaders, never to be seen again."
The predicament and handling of Christians in Pakistan was also highlighted by Pujani. "The treatment of the Christian population is also worse. Draconian blasphemy regulations frequently target it. Officially, state institutions only hire Christians for positions in sanitation, "said the representative from India.
A predatory state and a complacent judiciary are converting non-Muslim young females to Islam, according to this statement: in the UNHRC
Concerned about a "predatory state and an apathetic judiciary" in light of the forcible conversion of Underage girls from minority groups are converted to Islam with the help of a predatory state and an indifferent judiciary, the Indian diplomat claimed. Underage girls are forcefully converted in the Hindu and Sikh communities, and their places of worship are frequently attacked. It is unmatched how the state suppresses those who want to voice out against any of these heinous policies. The Pakistani parliament is presently considering a bill that would sentence anyone who insults or denigrates the armed forces or the judiciary to five years in prison.
Misplaced objectives in Pakistan
Pakistan is still fixated on India despite being in the midst of a complex catastrophe. Seema Pujani highlighted Pakistan's "obsession" with India by delivering a piece of admonishment to Pakistani leadership and representatives to focus their efforts on the welfare of their people rather than spreading false information about India.
"While its citizens fight for their lives, livelihoods, and independence, Pakistan's obsession with India is a sign of the country's misplaced priorities. I would counsel Pakistan's leadership and officials to concentrate their efforts on serving their own people rather than spreading unfounded propaganda "said Pujani.
For years, Pakistan has fostered militants.
The Indian envoy went on to accuse Pakistan of supporting terrorism, claiming that for years, Pakistan's security services have fostered and shielded individuals like Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar who have been designated as terrorists by the UN Security Council.
When it is not solely focused on repressing foreign terrorists, Pakistan actively contributes its energies to helping, hosting, and encouraging them own population. The majority of UNSC-designated terrorists and terrorist groups are hosted there, which is a unique distinction, according to Pujani.
Additionally, the Indian diplomat used the occasion to recall the council of Pakistan's previous support for terrorism.
"Let me remind you that Osama bin Laden resided close to Pakistan's top military school. The Pakistani security services have fostered and protected Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azar for many years. These are just a few dreaded names from Pakistan's long history of aiding terrorists, according to Pujani.
This comes after Pakistan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar, voiced her "concern" to a high-level panel on Thursday via a video link from Islamabad over the "generous" supply of conventional and non-conventional weapons to the biggest nation in the area. According to her, this was gravely jeopardizing the strategic stability of South Asia and Pakistan's "national security." ".
Without specifically mentioning India the biggest nation in the area continues to benefit from nuclear exceptionalism, contravening long-established non-proliferation norms and principles, according to Khar.