India lambasts Pakistan at UNHRC for harbouring terrorist Hafiz Saeed

Written by March 10, 2018 14:10

New Delhi: India has lambasted Pakistan for harbouring the United Nations designated terrorists like Hafiz Saeed.

Responding to Islamabad’s bid to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Second Secretary at the India’s UN Mission, Mini Devi Kumam said, in gross violation of a Council resolution, the UN-designated terrorists like Hafiz Saeed are freely operating with State support, and are being politically mainstreamed in Pakistan.

Urging the Council to call on Pakistan to end cross-border infiltration, to dismantle special terrorist zones, safe havens and sanctuaries, Ms Kuman said terrorism is the grossest violation of human rights. She said India await credible action by the Government of Pakistan to bring all those involved in the 2008 Mumbai attack and the 2016 Pathankot and Uri attacks to justice.

Denouncing Pakistan as a failed state where terrorists thrive and Osama Bin Laden received protection, the Secretary said, the world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state.

Ms Kumam also demanded that Pakistan should end forced conversions and marriages of minorities, including Hindu, Sikh and Christian women, and prosecute all such cases.

She said India urge the Council to call on Pakistan to stop targeting political dissidents and legitimate criticism in Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and to stop torture, enforced disappearances and unlawful killing, including that of journalists and activists by its security agencies.