Paris: India lashed out Pakistan over its false propaganda on Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday at UNESCO General Conference in Paris.
“Pakistan’s neurotic behaviour has resulted in its decline to a nearly failed state with its weak economy, radicalised society and deep-rooted DNA of terrorism,” said Ananya Agarwal who led the Indian delegation to the UNESCO.
“We condemn Pakistan’s disappointing misuse of UNESCO to spew venom against India and politicise it,” she added.
India also pointed out the remarks made by former Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
“Would this gathering believe if I told them that one of Pakistan’s former president’s Gen. Pervez Musharraf recently called terrorists such as Osama Bin Laden and Haqqani network as Pakistan’s heroes,” she questioned the panel.
Agarwal exposed Pakistan’s ill-treatment against minority community in the country.
“From 1947, when the minorities formed 23 per cent of Pakistan’s population they have now dwindled to make nearly 3 per cent. It has subjected Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadiyya, Hindus, Shias, Pashtuns, Sindhis and Balochis to draconian blasphemy laws, blatant abuse and forced conversions. The gender-biased crimes against women including honour killings, acid attacks forced conversions, forced marriages and child marriages remain a severe problem in Pakistan today,” she said.
Agarwal said that India strongly rejects the fabricated falsehoods peddled by Pakistan in its statement overflowing with hypocrisy to hide its own pathetic and pitiable records as a nation including its own treatment of minorities, the spread of hate speech and glorification of terrorism.