[Watch] ‘Exporter Of Terrorists’: Odisha MP Sasmit Patra Hits Out At Pakistan At Inter-Parliamentary Union
Bahrain : India issued a strong rejoinder after Pakistan again referred to Kashmir at the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain.
Using a Right to Reply (RoR), India slammed Pakistan, terming it an “exporter of terrorists”, and reiterated that the neighbouring country has no locus standi on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
“It is unfortunate that Pakistan has chosen once again to misuse the august platform by mentioning in their statement about Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India. This mentioning is completely unacceptable,” said Rajya Sabha member from Odisha Sasmit Patra.
Stating that the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been and will always remain an integral and inalienable part of India, he said no amount of rhetoric and propaganda from any country can override this fact. “Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on India’s internal affairs. We have repeatedly called upon it to vacate the Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation with immediate effect. It is ironic that a country, which is a known exporter of terrorists, and responsible for inflicting countless cross-border terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir is claiming to champion the cause of human rights,” he added.
Notably, Pakistan refers to Jammu and Kashmir at every UN forum and platform, irrespective of the topic or agenda being discussed. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, had slammed Pakistan’s foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for raking up the issue at a Security Council debate on women, peace and security, earlier this week.