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[India]–India has publicly labelled Pakistan the “world’s terrorism factory”.

During a UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, the Indian Representative, Nabanita Chakrabarti, has said Pakistan has to let go of its “compulsive hostility” towards India, as the tension over the PoK controversy deepens.

“We ask Pakistan to stop inciting and supporting violence and terrorism in any part of India and refrain from meddling in our internal affairs in any manner,” the official said.

“Once again Pakistan’s delegation has chosen to misuse the Council to make fallacious references about internal matters pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir,” said the diplomat.

While laying emphasis that terrorism is the biggest threat to human rights and should be so treated, the Indian representatives said a part of the territories of Jammu and Kashmir have been taken over forcefully by the Pakistani.

“We also demand that Pakistan must fulfil its obligation to vacate illegal occupation of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK),” Chakrabarti said.

“It is unfortunate that in recent times the people of PoK have become victims of sectarian conflict, terrorism and extreme economic hardship because of Pakistan’s occupation and discriminatory policies,” the Indian side said. “The Indian state of J&K is part of a pluralistic and secular democracy, where an independent judiciary, an active media and a vibrant civil society guarantee freedoms.

In contrast, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is administered by a ‘deep state’ and has become a hub for the global export of terror.”

“Pakistan’s continued support for terror groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir is the main challenge to protecting the human rights of our citizens in the State.

“Pakistan’s selective approach in tackling terror groups operating outside Pakistan and within, despite the numerous solemn promises made underscores the continuing unwillingness to acknowledge the truth,” the Indian Representative said.

The Indian diplomatic side asserted that besides being “world’s terrorism factory”, Pakistan has been insensitive to its citizens, mistreating the ethnic minorities such as the Hindus, Christians, Shias and the Ahmadiyas.

“In this Council, Pakistan has referred to situation of minorities in India.

“Minorities in India have been Prime Ministers, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, senior Cabinet Ministers, senior civil servants, cricket team captains, Bollywood superstars-can the minorities of Pakistan claim even a shadow of this? All they have are blasphemy laws and relentless abuse and violation of their human rights,” the Indian side said.

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