Pakistan spreading false narratives on Kashmir: India at UN

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Taking a stern view of Pakistan bringing up the issues concerning the Kashmir valley at the UN, India charged it of spreading fake narratives. Pakistan is a “hub of terrorism” in South Asia and beyond and its “cynical” attempts to spread a false narrative about Kashmir have always been unsuccessful, India said.

India’s remarks came after Pakistan representative claimed that the High Commissioner for Human Rights has identified many violations in Kashmir.

Exercising her right of reply following a General Assembly debate on Monday, India hit back at Pakistan’s claims.

First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu said that “repeated and cynical attempts by Pakistan, a hub of terrorism in our region and beyond, to spread a false narrative about the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have not succeeded earlier and will not do so now”.

India had placed on record its rejection of yet another attempt by the delegation of Pakistan to misuse the UN forum and raise the issue of Kashmir, the Indian representative said further.

He also asserted that India did not wish to engage on this further.

During a June 25 General Assembly debate on the Responsibility to Protect, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi had made a reference to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

India had then strongly rejected Pakistan’s reference to Kashmir in the 193-member UN body saying in its Right of Reply that cynical attempts by Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN have failed in the past and do not find any resonance in the UN body.

(With inputs from PTI)