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Pak Can't Distract World From Its Minorities' Persecution: India At UN

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • India during its Right to Reply during the United Nations Human Rights Council session exposed Pakistan's persecution of its minorities
  • ¬†Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary MEA spoke at United Nations Human Rights Council said that Pakistan's rhetoric against India will not take away the world's attention against major human rights violations
  • He spoke about the routine injustice taking place against the minorities of Pakistan

India during its Right to Reply during the United Nations Human Rights Council session exposed Pakistan's persecution of its minorities. Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary MEA spoke at United Nations Human Rights Council said that Pakistan's rhetoric against India will not take away the world's attention against major human rights violations going on in the country. He spoke about the routine injustice taking place against the minorities of Pakistan. He also cited the examples of recent forced conversion of  Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, as well as the imprisonment of Christian Asiya Bibi and 82-year-old Ahmadiya Abdul Shakoor by abusin its own rules.

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India exposes Pakistan's persecution of minorities

"Pakistan has pretended to speak as a voice of the global community and human rights. But the world cannot be fooled. Pakistan's gory record speaks for itself. This rhetoric will not distract international attention from Pakistan's persecution and elimination of ethnic minorities be it Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadia, Shias and Hindus. This is why Pakistan does not publish official statistics about its minorities as India does. Blatant abuse of blasphemy laws to persecute minorities is well documented. Asiya Bibi the Christian woman was incarcerated for years. So was Abdul Shakoor, the 82-year-old Ahmadiya who was locked up over anti-terrorism act for selling books. The recent case of abduction and forced conversion and marriage of minor Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur exemplifies the state of women especially from minority communities and today in the conference Pakistan has the audacity to tell others about human rights that it violates again and again," Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary MEA.

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Pak PM Imran Khan's duplicity on Pakistan minorities exposed

Pak PM Imran Khan's duplicity has been exposed in a viral video where he slams the Pakistan Army for its 'crime against humanity' in Balochistan and acknowledges the bloodshed that was carried out in Bangladesh. Imran Khan makes several accusations against the Pakistan Army in the undated video ranging from bombing of civilians including women and children, displacement of two million people, and zero accountability of the situation by the ruling government."In 1971, when Pakistan Army took action against East Pakistan I was standing with the Army that they are brave soldiers doing a great job against (unclear) terrorist. In three years, we realised they butchered civilians, journalists... And we are doing the same thing in Balochistan, we are bombing people, how can we bomb our own people? Is there any army you are bombing? It is our own people with their children," the Pak PM is heard saying in the undated viral video.

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Pak left red-faced, Sindhi Congress protests at UN

The World Sindhi Congress has protested against Pakistan outside United Nations in Geneva where the 42nd session of the United National Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is underway. The protestors called out Pakistan for the various kinds of atrocities and crimes, such as forced conversion, disappearance, abduction of minorities.  The protestors also chanted slogans of "Pakistan stop killing Pusthun people, Pakistan stop killing Baloch people, Pakstan stop killing Kashmiri people." The protestors lined up outside the UN building holding placard which read 'Stop Human Rights Violations In Sindh', and 'Stop disappearance of Political activists'. 

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