Pakistan continues to foment culture of violence at home, across its borders: India at UN

Vidisha Maitra, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, said at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, “A culture of peace is not merely an intangible value or principle to be discussed in conferences, but it must be reflected in global relations among member states.” Is.”

India hit out at Pakistan for using the UN platform to deliver hate speeches against it, saying Pakistan was promoting a “culture of violence” on its own and across the border.

Vidisha Maitra, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, said at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, “A culture of peace is not merely an intangible value or principle to be discussed in conferences, but it must be reflected in global relations among member states.” Is.”

“We saw today another attempt by the Pakistani delegation to misuse the UN forum for hate speech against India while promoting a ‘culture of violence’ on its own land and across the border,” he said. ‘

Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations, Munir Akram, in his remarks at the General Assembly, raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and talked about the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a pro-Pakistan leader. After this, India has given this strong response.

Maitra said there is no doubt that terrorism is the enemy of all religions and cultures. “The world should be concerned about the terrorists who use religion to justify these acts and those who support them for this,” he said.

He said that India will continue to spread the message of humanity, democracy and non-violence. “The United Nations, including the United Nations Coalition of Civilizations and Member States, must refrain from making choices on issues that impede the culture of peace,” he said.

The Indian official said that during the corona virus epidemic, we saw an increase in intolerance, violence and terrorism. “Even during the pandemic, we have also faced the challenge of information and pandemic ie ‘infodemic’ which is responsible for hate speech and creating hatred among communities,” he said.

He said, “India is called a country of ‘unity in diversity’. Our concept of pluralism is based on our ancient values ​​of ‘Sarva Dharma Sambhava’ which means equal respect for all religions.” He referred to the great Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda’s speech in Chicago in 1893. Maitra said, “India is not only the birth place of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism but also a land where the teachings of Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism have strong roots.”

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