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It is a matter of record that Pakistan is singularly responsible for blocking the international disarmament agenda and the Conference on Disarmament

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October 13, 2016: After hitting out at Pakistan, India claimed that nuclear proliferation linkages active today have clear ‘Pakistan fingerprints’ and an ‘unbridled’ expansion of fissile material under the nexus between state and non-state actors constitutes the biggest threat to peace.

“The biggest threat to peace and stability comes from active promotion of terrorism and the unbridled expansion of fissile material production and delivery systems for nuclear weapons under the shadow of a deeply disturbing and deeply entrenched nexus between state entities and non-state actors,” Siddhartha Nath, Counsellor, Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, said, mentioned PTI.

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Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the Conference on Disarmament said that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his last meeting in the general assembly showed his readiness to agree to a treaty with India on a ban on the tests of nuclear weapons.

Janjua also added that stability in South Asia including Jammu and Kashmir cannot be achieved unless this treaty is agreed upon and that the response to this proposal is being awaited for the benefit of all.

According to PTI, Nath responded through the Right of Reply, saying that “it is ironic that a country whose non-proliferation track record is marked by obstructionism seeks to convince the international community of its self-serving proposals.”

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“It is a matter of record that Pakistan is singularly responsible for blocking the international disarmament agenda and the Conference on Disarmament,” he said. Pakistan inquired on why India did not respond to their proposal of a bilateral agreement.

Allegedly, India had broken this treaty in 1974 and diverted reactors which were to be used for peace. Pakistan has been continually urging to an agreement with India on this and to keep south Asia away from the nuclear weapons.

– prepared by Ayushi Gaur of Newsgram.

 

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Pakistan Exploits Situation In Jammu & Kashmir: India

India has accused Pakistan of cynically exploiting the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the General Assembly

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Pakistan Exploits Situation In Jammu & Kashmir: India. flickr

India has accused Pakistan of cynically exploiting the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the General Assembly while it was discussing an important issue.

“Such cynical attempts have failed in the past and do not find any resonance in this body,” Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, a First Secretary in India’s UN Mission, said on Monday.

He was replying to a reference to Kashmir made by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi during a debate on the Right to Protect People against crimes against humanity.

“While we are having this serious debate for the first time in a decade on an issue that is of importance to all of us, we have witnessed that one delegation has, yet again, misused this platform to make an unwarranted reference to the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Bayyapu said.

“I would like to place on record and reiterate that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. No amount of empty rhetoric from Pakistan will change this reality,” he added.

Lodhi had said that many of the victims of killings and “mass-blinding” are “in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir” and that they “have the further indignity of living under an illegal and alien occupation”.

Pakistan's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi. flickr

“Against this backdrop, calls for accountability would invariably smack of double standards and selectivity, especially when egregious crimes including killings and mass-blinding are being committed in full view of the international community,” she said.

However, Lodhi also said: “At its core, the responsibility to protect, is not a license to intervene in external situations, but, is instead, a universal principle of ‘non-indifference’, in keeping with historical context and cultural norms of respective settings.”

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“We should also be mindful that the notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ does not become a mere re-enactment of the discredited ‘humanitarian interventions’ of the past,” she added. (IANS)