New Delhi, June 26: India launched a blistering attack on Pakistan on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and said Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India and no amount of empty rhetoric by Pakistan will change this reality. India today made known that if anyone was deluded about reality it was its neighbour, Pakistan.
During a general debate at the UNGA on the responsibility to protect and prevention of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, First Secretary during said 1 delegation has yet again misused the platform to make an unwarranted reference to the Indian state of J&K.
Watch India's stand on Jammu and Kashmir:
No amount of empty rhetoric changes reality. pic.twitter.com/c8R5Y7Cprk
— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) June 26, 2018
It must be noted that Bayyapu made these remarks during right to reply at UNGA General Debate on the responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity.
The statement comes following Pakistan’s comments earlier this month on the status of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). Pakistan had said that the reference to PoK in a recent UN report on alleged rights violations should in no way be construed to create a "false sense of equivalence" with Kashmir.
Earlier this month, the UN had released the first-ever report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and demanded an international probe into it, evoking a sharp reaction from India which had termed the document as “fallacious and motivated”.
The government, however, lodged a strong protest with the UN, saying the government is "deeply concerned that individual prejudices are being allowed to undermine the credibility of a UN institution." For the unversed, the Congress party had supported the government's stand in dismissing the UN report on human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, terming it a "prejudiced attempt" by vested interests to hurt India's sovereignty and national interests.