India criticizes Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UN, calls it the world’s greatest destabilizing force
“Pakistan’s desperate attempts to spread lies and the habit of abusing the sanctity of multilateral forums deserve our collective contempt,” said Permanent Mission of India to UNA Advisor Amarnath.
Strongly taking on Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue again at the UN, India said constructive contribution could not be expected from a country that has an established practice of hosting terrorists and which is the “epicenter” of global terrorism, and the greatest destabilizing force in the world.
Adviser to India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, A. Amarnath, said on October 4 that India does not need advice from a country with a proven track record of illegal exporting nuclear materials and technologies.
“Pakistan’s desperate attempts to spread lies and the habit of abusing the sanctity of multilateral forums deserve our collective contempt,” he said.
“Pakistan has made a number of frivolous and unsubstantiated allegations against India, especially with regard to the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. These do not deserve a response, as they relate to issues internal to India, ”said Mr. Amarnath.
India exercised its right of reply after Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Munir Akram raised the Jammu and Kashmir issue at the meeting of the first General Assembly committee dealing with disarmament and international security issues.
Mr. Amarnath reiterated that the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir was, is and always will be an integral and inalienable part of India.
“This includes areas that are under Pakistan’s illegal occupation. We call on Pakistan to immediately evacuate all areas under its illegal occupation, ”he said in the right of reply.
“Given its established state practice of welcoming, assisting and actively supporting terrorists, how can we expect a constructive contribution from Pakistan to the First Committee, which deals with important issues of peace and security? international, ”said Amarnath.
With the Pakistani envoy also referring to India’s defense arsenal, New Delhi retaliated by stating that as a “responsible state, India strictly abides by its obligations under international treaties and has not need no advice from a country with a proven track record in the illegal export of nuclear materials and technologies ”. “India’s security concerns are not confined to one region and therefore India has always approached these issues in a global context,” he said.
He said that unlike India’s constructive approach to disarmament issues, Pakistan has only “disrupted”.
Mr Amarnath said it has been 25 years now that the world has paid the price for Pakistan’s obstruction tactics at the CD (Conference on Disarmament) that have failed to allow the conference to adopt a work program.
Pakistan has the dubious distinction of having single-handedly blocked negotiations on the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT), including in 2009, when the Conference on Disarmament adopted a consensus work program, he declared.
“After joining the consensus on the work program, Pakistan has revealed its true character soon by taking a full U-turn and blocking all work of the CD,” said Mr Amarnath.
Pakistan, as the “epicenter” of global terrorism, is the world’s greatest destabilizing force and has repeatedly engaged in cross-border terrorism, said Amarnath.
“They have no respect for the principles of the United Nations. While Pakistan’s permanent representative talks about peace and security here, its prime minister glorifies global terrorists like Osama bin Laden as “martyrs”. What more could be better proof of the utter duplicity for which this country is infamous? ” He asked.
Mr. Amarnath asserted that the First Committee of the General Assembly is “not the forum” for dealing with bilateral or regional issues as it has a broad agenda dealing with global issues related to disarmament and international security.
“We wish to reiterate that regional security issues have no place in the considerations of the First Committee,” he said.
He said the Committee should not only categorically reject Pakistan’s “nefarious and vicious designs”, but collectively condemn Pakistan for its repeated efforts to politicize its work and hijack its mandate.
Mr Amarnath said in the right of reply that India does not expect anything new from Pakistan which nourishes a “deep sense of insecurity and orchestrated hatred” for India and “our secular credentials and the values that my country defends ”.
“However, despite its desperate efforts, the world is able to see through its deception and double talk. It is time to hold Pakistan to account and not let it abuse UN platforms to spread disinformation,” hatred and incite violence, ”he said.
Mr Amarnath said Pakistan’s baseless accusations against India are “indeed rich, coming from a nation which encourages sectarian violence against Muslims and suppresses minority rights.” “Building on its past practice and compulsive obsession with India, Pakistan can exercise its right of reply and continue its malicious false propaganda against my country. But I will refrain from answering them, out of respect for the work of the First Committee, ”he said.