India: The First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of India in Geneva, Pawan Badhe, has recently taken a jibe at Pakistan during Pakistan’s Human Rights Record Review where he stated that the human rights record has drastically deteriorated with minorities being subjected to persecution.
As per the updates, the review was held at the UN (United Nations) Human Rights Council, where Badhe took to convey that the Muslim Minorities in Pakistan, which includes Hazaras and Shias, have been subjected to systemic persecution and violence.
The United Nations Human Rights organizations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group has examined Pakistan’s human rights record for the fourth time, said reports.
In addition, the organization has conveyed that “People in territories such as Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been continuously suffering persecution and political repression along with denial for their basic human rights,” said Badhe.
On his part, Indian Secretary Pawan Badhe added that Pakistan has been targeting the human rights of the advocates, journalists and political activists through various ways, such as extrajudicial kidnappings, forced disappearances, and detentions, along with torture as the weapon of state policies.
Furthermore, “India advises its neighbour to end systemic exploitation of minorities, misuse of the blasphemy laws with forced convergence of girls belongs to minority communities.
Political dissidents and legitimate political activities in the provinces of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan should be stopped targeting,” Badhe noted in his statement.
Pawan Badhe further called for verifiable, irreversible and credibly sustainable actions against terrorism emerging from provinces under Pakistan control. The religious minorities in Pakistan have been targeted under blasphemy as many innocent people have lost their lives, homes and loved ones, as per the reports.
“The cases of kidnappings, the marriage of Hindu girls, mostly minors, forcible conversion to Islam, along with Muslims continue unabated in various provinces of Pakistan, specifically in Sindh without invoking any concerning matter and attention of the human rights organizations administration, along with mainstream media of the nation, and social media sites”, said reports.