Modi's Speech At UN Glaring Contradiction To India's Abuses In IIOJK
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly expressed concern over the threat of terrorism and terrorist activities in Afghanistan but conveniently forgot what was happening right under his nose in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Sep, 2021 ) :Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly expressed concern over the threat of terrorism and terrorist activities in Afghanistan but conveniently forgot what was happening right under his nose in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
What India was doing in the held region was highlighted by Pakistan when it released a 131 page dossier against India early this month, accusing India of grave human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and stating that India was hosting and running terror camps of ISIS which was fomenting trouble in Afghanistan.
India was perpetuating state terrorism in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and dossier issued by the government of Pakistan contained details on a vast range of incidents and atrocities including extra judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, cases of torture, pellet gun injuries and rapes and over 100,000 children being orphaned.
India carried out false flag operations and planted weapons on innocent residents to implicate them.
Modi did not bother to respond to Pakistan's dossier that highlighted another atrocity which was the suspected use of chemical weapons by India against the Kashmiris. It pointed that bodies of 37 Kashmiris burnt alive by Indian security forces were completely beyond recognition. The dossier showed images of charred bodies and pointed that the use of chemical weapons was in complete contravention to the 'Chemical Weapons Convention' and said that it necessitates "an impartial international investigation." When Modi stated in his speech that Afghanistan's territory should not be used to spread terrorism it looked like a crass joke.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a recent interview held India responsible for terrorism in Pakistan pointing out that Daesh/ISIS was using the Afghan territories to operate against Pakistan with India's backing.
In his speech, Modi talked about regressive thinking and extremism.
Modi's plea to help minorities of Afghanistan was a crude contradiction as Indian government was supporting proponents of Hindutva ideology, who were routinely harassing and torturing members of the minority communities and were inciting "regressive thinking and extremism".
Recently, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the international community to "spotlight the human rights abuses" of his government.
In India, people were criticizing Modi's government for politically motivated prosecutions, human rights abuse particularly against minorities and not allowing the watchdogs to monitor the grim situation.
On September 22, the U.S. congressional briefing on 'Religious freedom in India' by the Human Rights Watch revealed an appalling record of the human rights violations by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The testimony also documented the Indian laws and policies to discriminate against religious minorities, the bias against Muslims in the Indian justice system, ongoing clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP's government's empowering of vigilantes and crackdown on civil society for raising these issues.
It was highlighted that the BJP leaders and affiliated groups had long stigmatized minority communities as a "threat to national security and to the Hindu way of life", and making hate-filled remarks against Muslims around state and national elections.
This divisive political discourse has served to normalize violence against minorities, especially Muslims, in India. The prejudices embedded in the government have infiltrated independent institutions, such as the police, empowering nationalist groups to threaten, harass, and attack religious minorities with impunity.