Unesco meeting: India criticizes Pakistan for comments on Ayodhya verdict, Kashmir
PARIS: India criticized Pakistan's youth propaganda about the historic verdict of the Supreme Court over the dispute over the land of Ayodhya and the transformation of Kashmir into Union territories, saying that invented lies are interference in the internal affairs of the India.
Mr President, we take this chair to refute Pakistan's youth propaganda to defame India through invented lies, full of deception and deception. We condemn the unjustified comments made by Pakistan on the ruling issued by the Supreme Court of India. The ruling is about the rule of law, equal respect for all religions, concepts outside Pakistan and its ethics, said an Indian official addressing the 40th General Conference of Unesco - General Policy Debate here.
So, although Pakistan's lack of understanding is not surprising, its pathological compulsion to comment on our internal affairs with the obvious interest of spreading hate is condemnable. Pakistan's intervention is an interference in the internal affairs of India. It is unacceptable and rejected, he added.
The comments came after Pakistan's education minister, Shafqat Mahmood, expressed his dismay at the decision of the Supreme Court of India on the Babri mosque, which said it was not in line with the religious freedom values of the Unesco
Therefore, we are dismayed to see that the highest court in India practically approves the destruction of centuries-old sacred mosques for Muslims. The international community should take note of this injustice, he told the president.
In response, the Indian official said that for India, the most important fundamental right is the right to life. Globally, the biggest threat to this right is terrorism, he added.
Tragically, the reality we face is that Pakistan is the world's largest producer and exporter of this evil. Pakistan's political approaches are rooted in terrorist violence and its global commitment is defined by the incorporation of terrorism as an instrument of government, he said.
Meanwhile, attacking Pakistan for its rhetoric over and over again over Kashmir, the Indian official said: The territories of the Union of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have always been ours and will always be an integral part of India and this includes the territory which is currently under the illegal and forced occupation of Pakistan.
On August 5, the central government had repealed articles 370 and 35A that granted special powers to the region and forked the former state into two Union Territories (UT): Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without one.
The new UTs emerged on October 31.
The decision, however, shook Pakistan, which raised the issue further in front of all international forums, but failed to gain sufficient support.
The Indian official also raised certain questions to expose the lies and deception fabricated by Pakistan to evil India.
In which country were the perpetrators of 9/11 and 11/26 discovered? The official asked the meeting.
Where were Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar discovered?
Which country is home to 130 UN-designated terrorists and 25 terrorist entities included in the United Nations list as of today? She continued beyond.
What is the country where organizations like Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jamaat ud Dawa, Lashkar-e-Taiba and many other prohibited terrorist groups openly carry out their activities, raise funds from the street and manage their offices with the active support of state machinery?
In which country did the army slaughter millions of its own citizens just because they spoke a different language? she said.
The answer to these questions is Pakistan, the official said.
In his final comments, the official said that the global community certainly does not need that Pakistan, a center of global terrorism, is becoming eloquent in the internal affairs of India. In fact, all Unesco peace-loving members would serve humanity well by uniting to impress Pakistan as a normal country and avoid the preaching, practice and spread of terrorism, he added.