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'Terrorism factory' Pak mistreats religious minorities: India's response at UNHRC

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Slamming Pakistan's intentions of making fallacious references about situation of minorities in India, on Wednesday said not only has become a factory but has also alienated its own people through continued mistreatment of religious minorities.

Putting its foot down heavily, said minorities in the country have been Prime Ministers, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, senior Cabinet Ministers, senior civil servants, cricket team captains, superstars, questioning if the minorities of claim even a shadow of this.

"Apart from becoming world's factory, has also alienated its own people through continued mistreatment of Hindus, Christians, Shias, Ahmadiyas and other minorities," responded to at the 34th session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Reiterating that is the grossest violation of human rights and should be acknowledged, said part of the territories of Jammu and Kashmir remain under the forcible and illegal occupation of

"It is unfortunate that in recent times the people of Occupied Kashmir have become victims of sectarian conflict, and extreme economic hardship because of Pakistan's occupation and discriminatory policies," it said.

"Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is administered by a 'deep state' and has become a hub for the global export of terror," it added.

came down heavily upon its neighbour for nurturing and exporting terror, saying that Pakistan's continuous support for terror groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir is the main challenge to protecting the human rights of citizens in the state.

"Pakistan's selective approach in tackling terror groups operating outside and within, despite the numerous solemn promises made underscores the continuing unwillingness to acknowledge the truth," the statement further read.

Urging to stop inciting and supporting violence and in any part of India, said must rein in its compulsive hostility towards the country.

"We also demand that must fulfil its obligation to vacate illegal occupation of Occupied Kashmir," it said.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 18:37 IST