India rejects Pakistan’s reference to women’s condition in Kashmir

Pakistan has been constantly raising the Kashmir issue at various platforms in the UN

By: PTI | United Nations | Updated: October 13, 2016 3:17 pm
kashmir, kashmir women, united nations, pakisan, pakistan in kashmir, kashmir conflict, kashmiri women condition, kashmiri women empowerment Kashmiri women stand in a long queue as they wait to cast their vote at in a polling station at Shangus in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. (Source: PTI photo)

Innocent Indian women have suffered for long due to the persistent terrorist acts perpetrated by ‘proxies of Pakistan’, India has said as it strongly rejecting references by Islamabad to conditions of women in Kashmir.  Counsellor Mayank Joshi in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN ‘completely’ rejected the ‘baseless allegations’ made by Pakistan about women in Jammu and Kashmir, saying ‘in fact’ it is the innocent Indian women who have for “long suffered due to the persistent terrorist acts perpetrated by proxies of Pakistan.”

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Joshi exercised India’s Right of Reply after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Special Envoy on Kashmir Shezra Mansab Ali Khan referred to the conditions of women in Kashmir during an October 11 session on ‘Advancement of Women’ in the General Assembly’s Third Committee, which focuses on social and humanitarian issues.

Khan said armed conflict and illegal occupation accentuates the plight of women.

Citing the situation in Kashmir, she said “thousands of women have fallen victims to brutal oppression and occupation. Countless others have suffered rape and sexual abuse, the worst and most traumatic form of violence.”

Joshi said it is ‘ironical’ that a country that has ‘institutionalised the oppression’ of women in its society including through “medieval draconian laws is making claims about the rights of women in a pluralistic democracy such as India.”


He said Pakistan will be well served to ‘seriously examine’ what ails its women and hampers their advancement.

Pakistan has been constantly raising the Kashmir issue at various platforms in the UN, including in the General Assembly and its various committees that deal with diverse issues such as disarmament and decolonisation.

Joshi asserted that India will not respond to the ‘lies and deceit’ Pakistan has been resorting to at the world body to pursue a diplomacy of ‘hate’.

“We are aware of Pakistan’s cynical attempts to pursue diplomacy of hate through lies and deceit. We do not intend to further respond to such misguided and futile efforts,” he said.

A Pakistani official however again took the floor to exercise the Right of Reply to Joshi’s remarks, saying no amount of “obfuscation” could hide the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.

He said Jammu and Kashmir was an “internationally recognised” dispute and Pakistan rejected “any insinuations to equate the legitimate struggles of the Kashmiri people with acts of terrorism.”

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    Oct 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm
    Woman treated badly not only in Kashmir but also through out India, Rapes bride burning fetus termination and many crimes against women is the normal thing to happen in India it is normal because the majority potion lt;br/gt;Believes they are pati permashwar not just a human husband so they can treat their women like;br/gt;In stani society too women suffers in the hands of their fathers brothers and husbands in the name of honor and this is due to lack of proper religious education .
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      Loveindra Chadha
      Oct 13, 2016 at 5:55 am
      My point to the MEA and the Govt why do we respond to every word that is said by stani representative in any world body or even elsewhere. Our countrymen know what we are and what we are doing. When we respond or speak in any world forum we need to give the true picture of what is happening, what progress we have done in every sphere of life, it would be economic, human resource, security at the borders and the hinterland not with specific relation to Kashmir, Kashmir is one of our states, it is part of what we do countrywide, there is no special status accorded to any state, all are equal. Let us be rational, yesterday we dealt with the Pampore incident, if we have to then let us give out facts, if any women has been molested or not treated properly then we should give out countrywide figure. How women are treated in any state could be given out as one of the point, may be reference to Kashmir as a comparison could be made. Let us be positive, not reactive. Our reaction gives them legitimacy we should not legitimize the stani's. This is my personal point of view
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      M Yaqoob
      Oct 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm
      So I thought Its why Google confirm India Has A Nation Where we can Called The Rapistan ..Its Also Ranked In nUmber 1 The list Of Crime ???
      1. A
        Oct 14, 2016 at 6:36 am
        My Friend, If stan is sponsoring terrorist in India, than there are some traitor in your blanket, to whom i am mentioning. That are paving the way.
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          Oct 13, 2016 at 7:27 am
          There are Lot of Kashmirs in stan, and we have been living with them, and there is a general consensus in the public that, most of the Kashmir's people are hypocrite's. They are back-bitter; they seems great in front of you and keep digging your gravesdia has done a lot for them, but still they are back biting;br/gt;For stan, it is lot better to let the Kashmir's be with India, if you want to hurt India.
          1. A
            Oct 14, 2016 at 6:33 am
            Your Language represents all about Kashmires. I dont have to say any more than that.
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              a s
              Oct 13, 2016 at 5:53 am
              stan is a miserably failed state.The women their are forcefully debarred from social activities and up gradation and schooling unlike in India where financial compulsion is the only parameter for up gradation.
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                Arshad Mahmood
                Oct 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm
                Just shows you have never been out of your country, keep listening to garbage media BJP/RSS propera, it is very enlightening for your mind.
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