India has strongly criticised Pakistan for once again bringing up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, saying that a constructive contribution cannot be expected from a country that has a long history of hosting terrorists and is the world’s “epicentre” of terrorism and the world’s biggest destabilising force.
- Amarnath, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, said on October 4 that India does not want to advise from a country with a history of illegal nuclear material and technology exports.
“Pakistan deserves our collective disdain for its frantic attempts to peddle lies and habit of violating the integrity of multilateral forums,” he added. “Pakistan has made a number of futile and unsubstantiated allegations against India, including in relation to the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. These do not merit a response, as they pertain to matters internal to India,” Mr. Amarnath said.
After Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram, raised the topic of Jammu and Kashmir during a meeting of the General Assembly’s First Committee, which deals with disarmament and international security problems, India used its Right of Reply. Mr. Amarnath reaffirmed that Jammu and Kashmir’s whole union territory was, is, and always will be an essential and inalienable part of India.
“This includes the territories under Pakistan’s illegitimate occupation. In his Right of Reply, he added, “We urge on Pakistan to promptly evacuate all territories under its unlawful occupation.”
“Given its established State practice of hosting, aiding, and actively supporting terrorists, how could one expect any constructive contribution from Pakistan to the First Committee, that deals with important matters of international peace and security,” Mr. Amarnath said.
When the Pakistani envoy mentioned India’s defence arsenal, New Delhi retorted that as a “responsible State,” India “strictly complies with its obligations under international treaties and requires no advice from a country with a proven track record of illicit nuclear material and technology export.” “India’s security problems are not limited to a single area, and as a result, India has always handled these challenges from a global perspective,” he explained.
In contrast to India’s constructive attitude to disarmament issues, he claimed that Pakistan has only been “disruptive.” Pakistan has the unpleasant distinction of being the sole blocker of the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) discussions, even in 2009 when the Conference on Disarmament approved a consensus Programme of Work, he added.
Mr. Amarnath stated, “After joining the consensus on the Programme of Effort, Pakistan displayed its real character by quickly turning around and obstructing any work by the CD.” Mr. Amarnath claimed that Pakistan, as the “epicentre” of global terrorism, is the world’s most destabilising power and has frequently engaged in cross-border terrorism.
“Incredibly wealthy, coming from a country that encourages sectarian violence against Muslims and restricts minorities’ rights.” “Pakistan may use its Right of Reply and continue its nasty false propaganda against my nation, based on its historical behaviour and pathological fixation with India. But, out of respect for the work of the First Committee, I will not reply to it,” he stated.