India slams Pakistan
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In a fitting reply to Pakistan at the global stage, India called the cash-strapped nation a "DNA of terrorism" and said that its "neurotic behaviour" is what led to its decline as a failed state with a weak economy, radicalised society and the deep-rooted links to terrorism.
In a fitting reply to Pakistan at the global stage, India called the cash-strapped nation a "DNA of terrorism" and said that its "neurotic behaviour" is what led to its decline as a failed state with a weak economy, radicalised society and the deep-rooted links to terrorism.
India was condemning Pakistan, as a response to its false claims and propaganda over India's internal issues regarding Jammu and Kashmir, at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris.
 
Ananya Agarwal, who led the Indian delegation to the conference, said, "Pakistan's neurotic behaviour has resulted in its decline to a nearly failed state with its weak economy, radicalised society and deep-rooted DNA of terrorism."
 
The diplomat added, "We condemn Pakistan's disappointing misuse of UNESCO to spew venom against India and politicise it."
 
She highlighted that Pakistan was placed 14th on the Fragile State Index (FSI), in 2018. The annual index, published the United States think tank Fund for Peace and the magazine Foreign Policy, assesses states' vulnerability to conflict to collapse. Pakistan's deep-rooted radical forces, from extremist ideologies to the darkest manifestation of terrorism, has made the country declined into chaos and made it a failing state, Agarwal told the panel.
 
Exposing Pakistan further on the grounds of spreading and breeding terrorism, Agarwal said that Pakistan is a country, whose leader uses the UN platform to openly preach nuclear war and issue a call to use arms against other nations, referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan`s remarks at the UN General Assembly session in September whereby the leader had warned India that if it if there`s face-off between two nuclear-armed neighbours, the consequences would be far beyond their borders.
 
"Would this gathering believe if I told them that one of Pakistan's former president's Gen Pervez Musharraf recently called terrorists such as Osama Bin laden and Haqqani network as Pakistan's heroes?" she asked the UNESCO panel, adding that that Pakistan has been engaging into "diabolic rhetoric" to malign India in front of the international community irrespective of the deplorable conditions of human rights suffered by the minority community on its own soil.
 
"From 1947, when the minorities formed 23% of Pakistan`s population they have now dwindled to make nearly 3%. It has subjected Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadiyya, Hindus, Shias, Pashtuns, Sindhis and Balochis to draconian blasphemy laws, blatant abuse and forced conversions. The gender-based crimes against women include including honour killings, acid attacks forced conversions, forced marriages and child marriages remain a severe problem in Pakistan today," the leader of the delegation said.
 
In her concluding remarks, Ananya Agarwal strongly maintained India's stance regarding condemning the falsities peddled by Pakistan on a world stage. She said that India strongly rejects the fabricated falsehoods peddled by Pakistan in its statement overflowing with hypocrisy to hide its own pathetic and pitiable records as a nation including its own treatment of minorities, the spread of hate speech and glorification of terrorism.
 
She hoped that UNESCO will take India's account into serious consideration and act to prevent any member nation to engage in such misuse of the United Nations' platform in the future.