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‘Hindutva’ ideology permeated all state institutions of India: FO

Hypocritical of India to do away with UNSC’s key priorities: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office today (Tuesday) has asserted that the extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology had permeated all the state institutions of India, and RSS-BJP regime’s record was replete with instances of gross violations of the rights of minorities.

“Before preaching moderation to the world, India must set its own house in order,” FO Spokesperson said in response to media queries on the Indian External Affairs Minister’s tweet regarding India’s priorities during the presidency of the UNSC.

The spokesperson said it was highly hypocritical of India to do away with the key priorities spelled out during the presidency of UNSC.

He mentioned that the Indian External Affairs Minister had spelled out three key priorities for India during its presidency of the UNSC for the month of August: voice of moderation; advocate of dialogue; proponent of international law.

“It is highly hypocritical of a country that has systematically done away with any semblance of moderation, efforts for dialogue and abiding by international law, to project itself as the voice of these three,” he added.

He said as, for dialogue, India had consistently scuttled any efforts for a constructive and meaningful dialogue in its own neighbourhood. On assuming office, he said, Prime Minister Imran Khan clearly underlined that if India took one step for peace, Pakistan would take two.

“However, rather than engaging in dialogue, India vitiated the environment through its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019,” The spokesperson pointed out.

He further said it was India, which had to create the enabling environment for a meaningful dialogue that promoted peace and precluded the occurrences leading to conflict in the region.

“As for international law, India remains in clear violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions for more than seven decades,” he said.

He said the series of Indian illegal and unilateral actions since 5 August 2019 were also in blatant violation of international law, including the UN Charter, UNSC resolutions and the fourth Geneva Convention.