India tore into Pakistan at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday for raking up the Jammu and Kashmir issue, saying a country with a "gory record" on human rights had presented "false" and "concocted" narrative and asserted that New Delhi will accept no foreign interference on the internal matter.
India highlighted that Pakistan is the "epicenter of terrorism", which conducts cross-border terrorism "as a form of 'alternate diplomacy' vis-a-vis India, and cautioned the world body against allowing its platform to be misused by such nations.
"Pakistan has today pretended to speak as the voice of the global community on human rights. But the world cannot be fooled. Pakistan's gory record speaks for itself," said Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of India to UNHRC.
He was responding on behalf of India to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's address in which he levelled wild and unsubstantiated allegations regarding Jammu and Kashmir.
"I have been forced to take the floor to call out the blatant misrepresentation of facts and false narrative peddled by Pakistan in all its statements today. This is an ill-disguised effort to advance its territorial ambitions. We reject this propaganda," Aryan said exercising the right to reply.
"We are not surprised at Pakistan's hysterical statements with false, fabricated narratives aimed to politicize and polarize this forum. Pakistan realises that our recent decision cuts the very ground from under its feet by creating obstacles in its continuing sponsorship of cross-border terrorism against India," the senior Indian diplomat said.
He added that "in this desperate mind-frame, some Pakistan leaders have even gone as far as to call for 'Jihad' and to encourage violence both inside Jammu and Kashmir and in third countries, in order to paint a picture of "genocide' which even they know is far from reality."
Hitting out at Pakistan, Aryan said, "This rhetoric will not distract international attention from Pakistan's persecution and elimination of religious and ethnic minorities -- be it the Christians, Sikhs, Shias, Ahmadiyas and Hindus. This is the reason that Pakistan no longer publishes official statistics about its minorities as India does."
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