Amid COVID-19, Pakistan continues to support terror, says India at UN

Amid COVID-19, Pakistan continues to support terror, says India at UN

New Delhi: Highlighting how Pakistan continues to assist terror amidst coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, India has stated, Pakistan should introspect upon why it’s universally acknowledged because the “international epicentre of terrorism and the best safe haven for terrorists”.

Speaking on the Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week, Mahaveer Singhvi Head of Indian Delegation stated, “While the world is coming together to battle the pandemic, it is unfortunate that Pakistan, a state which sponsors cross border terrorism, continues to use every opportunity to peddle false narratives and make baseless, malicious and egregious allegations against India and interfere in our internal affairs.”

The assertion was made throughout “The global scourge of terrorism: Assessment of high-risk threats and trends including the rise of violent extremism and hate speech in a pandemic environment” when India called on the international community to ask Pakistan “to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible actions towards terror outfits working on the territory underneath its management”.

India listed out the Pakistani function within the terror assault on the Indian mission in Kabul, Mumbai terror assault of 2008, Pathankot assault of 2016, Uri and Pulwama. Bringing to note the current feedback by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan within the nationwide parliament terming 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden a martyr, Singhvi stated, “This is a chilling reminder of the patronage, that the international terrorists receive in Pakistan.”

In the previous, Pakistan’s PM has publicly acknowledged the presence of as much as 40,000 terrorists in his nation and a current report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team of the UN Security Council reported that round 6,500 Pakistani terrorists belonging to LeT and JeM are working in Afghanistan.

On Pakistan raking Kashmir situation, India stated the nation “continues to peddle false and motivated narrative on the situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir” whereas it seeks “to portray its military, financial, logistical support to cross border terrorism against India as a freedom struggle. It is also peddling misinformation about India’s domestic legislation and policies”.

India additionally identified the human rights violations in Balochistan, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the “systematically and consistently discriminated against its religious and cultural minorities”. Singhvi stated, “Members from minority communities have held high offices in India, including presidents and prime ministers. Pakistan, being a theocratic State, may find it difficult to fathom India’s secular credentials.”

Singhvi additionally added, “The least, Pakistan could do, therefore, is to look into its own sorry state of affairs and put its house in order before pointing finger at others and spewing venom against the democratically elected Indian government and its leaders.”

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