‘Sows the seeds of discord…’ India scolds Pakistan in UN


United Nations: India termed Pakistan’s statement against New Delhi at the United Nations General Assembly as “destructive and harmful” and gave a sharp reply to it, saying that Pakistan has had a “most questionable track record” on all aspects. Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations Munir Akram, during his address to the General Assembly on ‘Culture of Peace’, made long remarks against India, referring to matters like Kashmir, Citizenship (Amendment) Act and Ram Temple in Ayodhya, to which India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj reacted strongly.

Kamboj said on Thursday, “The last thing we want to say in this General Assembly is that when we try to develop a culture of peace in these challenging times, at such times our focus remains on constructive dialogue, so we have made a definite “Chosen to ignore the representative’s comments which not only lack decorum but because of their destructive and harmful nature, they also hinder our collective efforts.”

He said, “We would strongly encourage the representative to adhere to the central principles of respect and diplomacy that should always guide our discussions, or is that too much to expect from a country that itself The most dubious is the ‘track record’.” Kamboj said terrorism is a direct antithesis of the culture of peace and the core teachings of all religions that advocate compassion, understanding and co-existence.

“It sows the seeds of discord, creates hostility and undermines the universal values ​​of respect and harmony that underlie cultural and religious traditions across the world,” he said. If member countries really want to promote a culture of peace and see the world as one united family, then it is necessary for them to work actively together. My country has strong faith in this unity.

Kamboj said that the world is facing major challenges due to geopolitical tensions and uneven development. He said, “There is a need to pay attention to the growing intolerance, discrimination and violence on the basis of religion or belief.” He said, “We are particularly concerned about the increasing attacks on holy places including churches, monasteries, gurudwaras, mosques, temples.”

He said that the global community should respond quickly and unitedly against such acts. Kamboj said in the UNGA meeting that the principle of non-violence propounded by Mahatma Gandhi is the basis of India’s commitment to peace.

He said, “India is not only the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, but is also the birthplace of Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism.” It has historically been a refuge for people who have been persecuted on the basis of religion.

“India’s cultural fabric with its remarkable religious and linguistic diversity is a testament to tolerance and co-existence. Festivals like Diwali, Eid, Christmas and Navroz transcend religious boundaries and celebrate the shared joys of different communities,” Kamboj said. India appreciated Bangladesh for submitting a resolution on “Follow-up to the Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture of Peace”, which Delhi “proudly” co-sponsored.

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