India would do well to stop the mindless reaction of blaming Pakistan for everything from spy pigeons to anything that goes wrong in India.
India’s baseless allegations are in line with their policy of interfering in the internal affairs of neighbouring countries and flouting international norms governing inter-state relations.
Indian interference in Pakistan has been repeatedly confirmed. Public statements by the highest officials in India, including their current National Security Adviser and Kulbhushan Yadev, the Indian intelligence agent apprehended in Pakistan are just some proofs of Indian activities in Pakistan. We cannot be expected to ignore Indian subversive activities in Pakistan. We have provided proof in writing to the UN Secretary General in this regard.
Can the Indian delegation deny the confession made by a serving Colonel of the Indian Army, Col. Purhoit or of Swami Assemanand, who claimed to have organized the setting on fire in India of Samjohta Express, a Pakistan-India train, in 2007 causing the brutal killing of 42 Pakistani travellers. These were families with young children. And today all efforts are being made by the Indian right wing party have the two acquitted. Is Pakistani blood that worthless that you can be acquitted if you spill it?
India is seriously deluding itself if it believes that the world is blind to Indian atrocities in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Can my worthy Indian colleague deny that more than 200 people- mostly very young people- have been brutally killed by Indian occupation forces in Jammu and Kashmir since July 2016? Can they deny that more than 20,000 have been seriously injured by Indian occupation forces? Can they deny that and scores of hundreds of Kashmiris, including children and women have been deliberately blinded by the ruthless use of pellet guns by Indian occupation forces?
India terms the legitimate struggle of the of the Kashmiris for the right to self determination as terrorism: Is this not the familiar refrain of all occupying powers like India? Why does India refuse to listen to the voices of the Kashmiri people? Why does it have 1 troop for every seventeen Kashmiri men, women and children in Jammu and Kashmir?
Is it not true that despite the use of brutal force by Indian occupying forces, each death in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir is mourned by millions and it only strengthens the resolve of the Kashmiri people?
We call upon this Council to urge India to immediately put an end to the mindless bloodshed in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. India must honour its international obligations. And to my colleague from India, I urge him not to mislead the international community by misinterpreting UNSC resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir. You cannot hoodwink all people at all times.
I thank you Mr. President.