Islamabad: Pakistan and India are embroiled in a heated debate, full of allegations against them, over the deteriorating human rights in each other at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
The allegations surfaced when UNGA, a Pakistani-sponsored decision, condemned the damage and destruction of religious sites.
Pakistan’s dispute over the decision was over the overthrow of the Babri Masjid in India.
An Indian anti-Pakistan rhetoric about burning a Hindu temple in the Karak region of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Islamabad has called it “uncertain recommendations”, saying “India should make its own house rather than pretend to worry about a few rights elsewhere”.
“It is not the first time that India has tried to pretend to care for a few people in other areas and it is a major violator of the rights of the opposition itself,” said Zulqarnain Cheema, Pakistan’s ambassador to UNGA.
On the other hand, the Indian representative raised serious questions about Islamabad being one of the sponsors of the decision.
The Karak incident
The attack on the Karak Temple was carried out with the open support of law enforcement agencies, ”said an Indian ambassador.
The Pakistani envoy responded by saying that “the clear differences between India and Pakistan regarding the rights of minorities can be compared to the fact that the suspects in the Karak incident were arrested immediately, temple repairs were issued, the highest level of justice took immediate notice, and senior political leaders condemned the incident.”
“As in India, the obvious acts of discrimination against Muslims and other minorities are taking place in partnership with the state,” he said.
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Islamabad’s permanent representative to the UN, Munir Akram expressed satisfaction with the adoption of the resolution at UNGA, saying “Pakistan will continue to play a leading role in condemning the violent attacks on religious sites”.
The solution was proposed by Saudi Arabia and supported by countries including Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Sudan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan. , Philippines and Venezuela.