India, in an aggressive diplomatic move, has provided “concrete evidence” to Pakistan about its cross border “encouragement and support” for the protests in Kashmir. This was conveyed to the President of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Wednesday, accusing Pakistan of resorting to “short sighted tactics” to divert attention.
According to the statement issued by India’s Permanent Mission in Geneva, India exercised its right to reply at 35th session of UNHRC. India accused Pakistan of misusing the international forum for its political objectives. India further said in its statement that “Pakistan’s unsolicited and unwarranted comments pertaining to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India, are factually incorrect and bear no relationship to reality”.
The statement said that “the foremost challenge to stability in Kashmir is the scourge of terrorism, which receives sustenance from Pakistan and the territories under Pakistan’s control. Contrary to Pakistan’s claims, and in gross violation of UN Security Council resolution 1267, the designated terrorist entities and organizations continue to carry out their activities freely as reported in the local Pakistani print, audio-visual and social media”.