In a derogatory indictment of Pakistan, the founder of a political party has slammed the country for its human rights record. Altaf Hussain, the founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), said the United Nations needed to send observers to Pakistan, not India.
Hussain, who lives in exile in London, said that instead of preventing alleged human rights abuses by India, one should first answer the killings of Baloch and Pashtuns in Pakistan.
Husain told The Times of India, “The United Nations should send observers to Pakistan and not India. India is doing very well.”
Hussain’s remarks led Pakistan to accuse India of human rights violations at the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Pakistan claimed that India is committing ‘genocide’ in Kashmir.
Hussain said that in Pakistan’s Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan, disappeared and human rights were violated.
He claimed that Indians who fled to Pakistan during Partition were tortured and arbitrarily detained in the Muslim nation.
The MQM leader tweeted on Tuesday and accused Pakistani security forces of committing atrocities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“I strongly condemn the atrocities of PK security forces against pro-independence protesters in Kashmir in Pakistan. @HanumanRates should immediately send its fact-finding mission to Kashmir held in Pakistan. Deep state’s brutal media black-out and hypocrisy Can’t work anymore. ” he said.
Hussain last month called on the people of PoK not to trust Pakistan’s army and government.
The founder of MQM said, “I appeal to all of you for God to stop trusting the Pakistani military establishment and the government of Pakistan. Both civil and military governments have been cheating on you for the last 72 years and continue today. “
This comment comes at a time when India has continued to bring Kashmir to international forums because of giving special status to Kashmir.
Source: Times Now