PTI reported that during the 33rd Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the U.N. in Geneva Ajit Kumar, said,”India’s credentials as a peaceful, democratic, pluralistic society that is deeply committed to the welfare of its people are well established and on the contrary, Pakistan is characterised by authoritarianism, absence of democratic norms and widespread human rights violations across the country including Balochistan.”
“Pakistan also continues to provide sanctuary to U.N.- designated terrorists. It was, therefore, no surprise that Pakistan failed to convince the international community to secure the membership of the Human Rights Council last year,” Kumar added.
Free Balochistan Movement members stage a protest against Pakistan outside the UN headquarters in New York. (PTI Photo)
“This stems from Pakistan’s territorial ambitions over Kashmir that has found concrete expression in repeated armed aggressions. Pakistan continues to be in illegal occupation of a large part of territory in J&K,” he said.