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Pakistan extols terrorists and uses it as policy, India tells UN

India's ambassador Syed Akbaruddin responded strongly to the remarks made by Pakistan's envoy on Kashmir

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Publish Date: Jul 14 2016 11:14AM | Updated Date: Jul 14 2016 11:14AM

Pakistan extols terrorists and uses it as policy, India tells UN

 Hitting back at Pakistan, India's ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin responded strongly to the Pakistan's envoy Maleeha Lodhi in UN saying, “Pakistan uses terrorism as state policy towards that misguided end.”

 

Akbaruddin questions Maleeha Lodhi intention for raising the issue of the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, in the UN. He further said, “Pakistan "extols" the "virtues" of terrorists and uses terrorism as a state policy towards the "misguided end" of coveting the territory of others.”

 

India's ambassador during a debate on human rights said, “Masquerading it with human rights, Pakistan wants to support terrorism. Pakistan, is the same country who failed to convince the international community to gain membership of the Human Rights Council in this very Session."

 

"The international community has long seen through such designs. Cynical attempts, find no resonance in this forum or elsewhere in the United Nations. India's commitment to the rule of law, democracy and human rights is enshrined in its founding principles," he added.

 

“We, as a diverse, pluralistic and tolerant society are strongly committed to protection of all human rights for all through pursuit of dialogue and cooperation,” said Akbaruddin.

 

At least 30 people have been killed and more than 250 injured in the clashes between protesters and security personnel after Wani's killing in an encounter last week