Pakistan has 'DNA of terrorism': India responds to Pakistan's propaganda on Jammu and Kashmir at UNESCO

Ananya Agarwal, who was leading the Indian delegation, did not mince her words.  Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 15, 2019, 08.32 AM (IST)

India hit out at Pakistan`s ''juvenile propaganda'' over the Supreme Court`s historic verdict on Ayodhya land dispute and Kashmir's transformation into union territories, saying the 'fabricated lies is interference in India's internal affairs'. 

Ananya Agarwal, who was leading the Indian delegation did not mince her words when India exercised its right to reply.

"Mr President, we take this chair to refute Pakistan`s juvenile propaganda to malign India through fabricated lies, full of deceit and deception. We condemn the unwarranted comments made by Pakistan on the judgment made by the Supreme Court of India. The judgment is about the rule of law, equal respect for all faiths, concepts that are alien to Pakistan and its ethos," she said while addressing the 40th UNESCO General Conference - General Policy Debate in Paris.

"So, while Pakistan's lack of comprehension is not surprising their pathological compulsion to comment on our internal affairs with the obvious interest of spreading hatred is condemnable. Pakistan's intervention is interference in India`s internal affairs. It is unacceptable and rejected," she added. 

Speaking at the world body the Indian diplomat said that the cash-strapped nation itself is "DNA of terrorism".

For most nations, global bodies like the UNESCO are platforms to raise important issues and foster cooperation but Pakistan is not like most nations, she added.

The remarks came after Pakistan`s Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood commented on the Indian Supreme Court`s decision on Ayodhya, which he said was not in line with UNESCO's values of religious freedom.