India through a Right to Reply (RoR) slammed Pakistan at the IPU terming it an “exporter of terrorists”…reports Asian Lite News
India slammed Pakistan on Monday at the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain.
During its address at the Assembly, the Pakistan representative referred to Kashmir in its habitual manner. India through a Right to Reply (RoR) slammed Pakistan at the IPU terming it an “exporter of terrorists” and reiterating that Pakistan has no locus standi on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Rajya Sabha MP Dr Sasmit Patra, in his speech, said, “It is unfortunate that Pakistan has chosen once again to misuse the august platform by mentioning in their statement about Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India. This mentioning is completely unacceptable.”
Dr Patra further said, “The Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been and will always remain an integral and inalienable part of India. No amount of rhetoric and propaganda from any country can override this fact. Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on India’s internal affairs. We have repeatedly called upon it to vacate the Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation with immediate effect.”
“It is ironic that a country, which is a known exporter of terrorists, and responsible for inflicting countless cross-border terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir is claiming to champion the cause of human rights.”
Earlier in March, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, had termed frivolous, baseless and politically motivated remarks made by Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during a debate on ‘Women, Peace and Security’, at the UN Security Council.
She said, “it is unworthy to even respond to such malicious and false propaganda.” Kamboj said, rather, “our focus has been and will always be positive and forward-looking.”
India’s slamming of Pakistan at the global Parliamentary body yet again exposed the latter’s false propaganda on Kashmir.
India’s heft and prowess on the international parliamentary platform has been acknowledged and appreciated by other member countries.
Earlier, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in his address at the General Debate said that the United Nations Security Council needs “urgent reforms”. UNSC reforms cannot be stopped forever and the reforms are on India’s global agenda, he added.
Birla was sharing his thoughts on the subject “Promoting peaceful co-existence and inclusive societies: Fight against intolerance” at the General Debate during the 146th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union where he was addressing the presidents of the parliaments of 140 countries on the topic of promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive society and struggled against intolerance, on Sunday.
Lok Sabha Speaker said, “Building a peaceful, prosperous and inclusive global order is the need of the hour. For this, it is necessary that international institutions should be based on equality and justice.” There is an “Urgent need to reform the UN Security Council,” he stated firmly.
He said that there is a wide agreement among the countries of the world too that important matters have to be taken seriously and honestly.
“UNSC reform process cannot be stopped forever, this reform is an important part of our future global agenda,” he said while addressing presidents of 140 Countries.
He said that India has gained recognition as the Mother of Democracy in the whole world because of its rich pluralistic culture and the largest constitution.
“Fraternity, peace, freedom, and socio-economic justice are the basis of our constitution,” he added.
“India follows the culture of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and it is also the birthplace of many religions, people of different religions live together here. That is the basis of our existence,” LOk Sabha Speaker added while mentioning the culture of Unity in Diversity.
He said that the constitution of India promotes equality and justice and that every India is proud of India’s diverse culture.
Om Birla further said that the multi-party ideology is the biggest strength of the Indian democracy. He also said that India’s democracy has become prosperous and firm in 75 years of Independence. (ANI)