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Don’t play victim card: India slams Pak on terrorism issue at UNHRC

Hitting out at Pakistan at the United Nations Human Rights Council, India has said that Islamabad continues to play the “victim card” on the issue of terrorism to “distract international community” even as it continues to support terrorist organisations.

Highlighting that Pakistani continues with its “shenanigan of running with the hare and hunting with the hound”, India’s first secretary to the United Nations in Geneva, Vimarsh Aryan said,”Whenever there is a discussion on terrorism, the failed state of Pakistan plays the victim card so as to distract international community’s attention from the reality that Pakistan is unabashedly harbouring and supporting UN proscribed terrorists and terrorist organizations.”

Case by case, Aryan exposed the condition of minorities, women, children, and journalists in the country.

He said, “The draconian state of Pakistan dares to talk about the rights of minorities in egalitarian India without realising that their responsibility is to protect people.”

He cited the example of Asif Pervaiz, a Christian man from Lahore who was recently sentenced to death under the draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan.

On women’s right, giving example of Parsha Kumari, a Hindu woman who was abducted and converted in the southern province of Sindh, the Indian diplomat said, “the barbaric State of Pakistan dares to talk about the rights of women in an inclusive democracy like India without realising that their responsibility is to protect women.”

Elaborating on children’s rights in the neighbouring state, Aryan said,”the ruthless State of Pakistan dares to talk about the rights of children in a progressive democracy like India without realising that their responsibility is to protect children”

When it comes to the situation of journalists, he pointed out that the “deep state” of Pakistan “dares to talk about the rights of journalists in an open democracy like India” without realising that “their responsibility is to protect honest journalists like Bilal Farooqi who is being tortured by Pakistani Army in Karachi, as we speak.”