Geneva [Switzerland]: India on Friday eyelashed out at Pakistan for playing the victim card after offering safe house to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
“It is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and protected Mullah Omar must have the gumption to play the victim,” stated India’s Second Secretary Mini Devi Kumam while reacting to Pakistan’s accusations of human rights infractions at 37th session of UN Person Rights Council.
“In gross infraction of UN Security Council resolution 1267, the UN designated terrorists like Hafiz Mohammed Saeed are freely operating with State support, and the UN designated entities are being politically mainstreamed in Pakistan,” added Kumam.Saeed, the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks, is the founder of prohibited terrorists organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa. Following his release from house arrest by a Pakistan court last year, there was widespread international protest. Saeed went on to launch his political party, and announced his decision to contest surveys in Pakistan.Asserting that Pakistan continues to support cross-border terrorism in India, Kumam included,”Even as terrorists prosper in Pakistan and wander its streets with impunity, we have actually heard it lecture about the defense of human rights in India. The world does not require lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as an unsuccessful state.””They are raising funds in ostentatious offenses of Pakistan’s global obligations,”
she added. “We await reputable action by the Federal government of Pakistan to bring all those involved in the 2008 Mumbai
attack and the 2016 Pathankot and Uri attacks to justice,”she said.Kumam likewise demanded that Pakistan ought to end forced conversions and marriages of minorities; including Hindu, Sikh and Christian ladies, and prosecute all such cases.India likewise highlighted enforced disappearances and illegal killing of political dissidents by the Pakistani security forces. “We advise the Council to contact
Pakistan to stop targeting political dissidents and legitimate criticism in Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and to stop torture, enforced disappearances and unlawful killing, consisting of that of reporters and activists by its security firms. Pakistan ought to also prosecute all criminals of such criminal offenses,” Kumam said.India likewise required the end of sectarian violence, systemic persecution and attacks on Muslim minorities, such as Shia, Ahmadiyas, Ismailia and Hazaras in Pakistan. With Company Inputs