Upping the ante against Pakistan, India has said it is a “terrorist state” which for years with complete impunity has been using billions of dollars from international aid to train, finance and support terror groups as militant proxies.
Describing Pakistan as the “true epicentre” of global terror, India also said Islamabad’s trust in the methods of terror are so “deep” that it does not hesitate in using them on its own people in Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal areas.
In its Right of Reply in response to a statement by Pakistan at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council, India said, “the latest terrorist attack in Uri, where 18 Indian soldiers lost their life and over 20 injured, only underlines that the infrastructure of terrorism in Pakistan remains active.”
“The recovery of GPS, grenades with Pakistani markings, communication matrix sheets and equipments and other stores made in Pakistan, and patterns of infiltration and attacks, is clear evidence of involvement of terror organisations based in Pakistan or territory under its control,” it said yesterday.
India also asserted that it awaits “credible action” by Pakistan to bring all those involved in the 2008 Mumbai attack and the Pathankot attack to justice.
Regretting Pakistan’s continued “misuse of the Council to make tendentious references about internal matters pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir,” India said Islamabad’s “misinformation campaign backed by fabricated facts and figures, on this issue only reflects the desperation that has seeped into their narrative.”
“Pakistan’s continued support for terror groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir is the main challenge to protecting the human rights of our citizens in the state.” (PTI)