The Indian government has made direct and indirect references to and insinuations about Pakistan regarding funding for terrorism at the “No Money for Terror” conference held in New Delhi, which was attended by representatives of 72 countries, a day after 21 nations at a conference in the US urged India to improve religious freedom and minorities rights. Human rights organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the International Dalit Solidarity Network, the World Organisation Against Torture, and the International Federation for Human Rights urged the Indian government to swiftly adopt and implement the suggestions made by UN member states during the Universal Periodic Review process of the UN Human Rights Council on November 10.
But India comes up with propaganda against Pakistan in response to the international pressure on religious freedom. In this connection, on Monday, the Foreign Office vehemently denied the venomous Indian propaganda, saying that the removal of Pakistan from the FATF’s grey list was the best reply to Indian baseless propaganda. Moreover, India’s relentless terror campaign in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IIOJK), where security forces terrorize, torment, and torture innocent Kashmiris with impunity, every day, is in front of the world. Not only does the Indian government uses forces against Kashmiris and religious minorities, but it also harbours and protects terrorists in light of the acquittal of several criminals by Indian courts, including the primary suspect in the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing that killed 43 Pakistanis and 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case during the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat. These instances show undeniable proof of India’s direct involvement in sabotage and terror, and that despite repeated requests over fourteen years, India has purposefully withheld “witnesses and credible evidence from Pakistani courts” during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks trial. India is guilty of several crimes, but sadly the world keeps looking the other way. This should not go on forever and this is the time, the world should hold India responsible for its crimes.