India reminds Pakistan of its ‘shameful history’ of genocide in Bangladesh



In response to Islamabad’s attack on New Delhi at the UN Security Council over Kashmir, India reminded Pakistan of its “shameful history” of genocide of hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh for which it does not did not apologize or even acknowledge.

“The reign of terror unleashed by Pakistan over the people of what was then East Pakistan saw hundreds of thousands of people brutally killed; many thousands of women were raped,” Kajal Bhatt, an adviser to the Indian UN mission.

“Today we are discussing how to enhance accountability and justice for serious violations of international law,” but Pakistan continues “like a broken record” to spit out “malicious” propaganda against India, a- she added.

“The irony is perhaps lost on the representative of Pakistan, given their shameful history of genocide in what was then East Pakistan, and what is now Bangladesh, over 50 years ago for which there is no There hasn’t even been an acknowledgment let alone an apology or accountability,” Bhatt said while exercising his right of reply to Pakistan’s statement.

“Innocent women, children, scholars and intellectuals have been treated as weapons of war in a calculated act of genocide perpetrated by the Pakistani military, what it has called ‘Operation Searchlight’.”

Albania, which chairs the Council this month, convened the debate on “Strengthening Accountability and Justice for Serious Violations of International Law”.

During the debate, Pakistan’s acting permanent representative Aamir Khan accused India of “serious violations of international criminal law” in Kashmir and of trying to change its demographics from majority Muslim to majority Hindu in nullifying its special constitutional status.

In response, Bhatt said, “The only attempts at demographic change are being perpetrated by terrorists backed by his country who target members of religious minorities in Jammu and Kashmir as well as those who refuse to toe their line.

“The only contribution Pakistan can make is to end its support for terrorism directed against my country and my people. India will continue to take firm and decisive action to respond to border crossings.”

She said Khan “presents a living example to the Security Council of how a state continues to evade accountability for the grave crimes of genocide and ethnic cleansing.”

“Asking them to think about this may be asking too much, but the least they can do is not smear the dignity of this advice.”

–IANS

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