Vigorously replying to Pakistan for raising in the United Nation (UN) the issue of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani killing, India’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin has said that a country that covets territory of others and uses terrorism as state policy towards the “misguided end.”
Speaking at UN high-level thematic debate, India’s Ambassador to the UN responded strongly to the statements made by Pakistan’s diplomat Maleeha Lodhi on Kashmir and Wani’s killing during a debate on human rights in the 193-member UN General Assembly Wednesday.
Lashing out at Lodhi’s raising of the Kashmir issue at the multi-lateral world body, Akbaruddin said it is regrettable that Pakistan attempted to “misuse” the UN platform.
He added that Pakistan is same country whose track record has failed to convince international community to gain membership of Human Rights Council in this very Session of UNGA.
Akbaruddin stated in his remark that as a “diverse, pluralistic and tolerant” society, India’s commitment to the rule of law, democracy and human rights is enshrined in its founding principles.
“We remain strongly committed to the promotion and protection of all human rights for all through pursuit of dialogue and cooperation,” he said.
At least 34 people have been dead and more than 250 wounded in the clashes between protesters and security officials after Wani’s killing in an encounter last week.