Ripping into Pakistan at an UNHRC meet, India on Monday said that the neighbouring country has become the ‘face of international terrorism’ in the world. India pointed out that even Pakistan Foreign Minister has admitted that internationally banned outfits including LeT, JeM are operating from within Pakistan. “Concrete evidence on cross-border support for terrorist attacks in J&K has been handed over to Pakistan,” India said in its Right of Reply. “Instead of working with sense of purpose to address issues, Pak resorts to shortsighted tactics of diverting attention,” he added.
He further spoke vividly on the issue of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). “PoK is run by a deep state and has become an epicenter of terrorism,” he said. The Indian representative said that it is high time for Pakistan to do deep introspection, focus energies on improving human rights situation and dismantling terror infra-in PoK.
The Indian diplomat then shifted focus on Kashmir and outrightly rejected Pakistani claims. “Pakistan’s unsolicited comments pertaining to the Indian state of J&K are factually incorrect and misleading,” he said. “Let me reiterate, Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India and will remain so,” he added. He said that foremost challenge to the stability in Kashmir and in the region is the scourge of terrorism.