At UNSC, India lashes out at Pakistan over Hindu Temple Vandalism and promoting “Extremism”

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India bashes Pakistan at UN over the Hindu temple vandalism that was destructed by a mob of hundreds in December last year in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of the neighbouring country. In response to the resolution adopted by UN which says, “Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites”, India stressed on the fact that religious and cultural heritage site remained vulnerable to terror acts of the terrorists. It includes destruction in the “world of growing terrorism, violent extremism, radicalization and intolerance.”

India’s ambassador to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti said that India is far better in handling terror against religion and takes care of all religious and cultural activities after being a multicultural nation and protects places of worship as it continued criticising Pakistan over mishandling and unresponsive attitude of authorities when temple at Karak town was vandalised.

TS Tirumurti stressed over the fact that as long as selectivity exists, the world will never be able to foster a real culture of peace. He added, “This resolution cannot be a smokescreen for countries like Pakistan to hide behind.” Pakistan in an obvious response to the Indian ambassador condemned the “unwarranted assertions” made against his country in India.

Taking reference of several such incidents happened across the world, India said as reported by newa agency ANI, “Images of shattering of iconic Bamyan Buddha by fundamentalists are still vivid in our memories. The terrorist bombing of Sikh gurudwara in Afghanistan where 25 worshipers were killed is another example of this vulnerability.”

India fought back on its call for the application of the principles of objectivity, non-selectivity and impartiality to form the basis of discussions in the United Nations especially on the issue of religion.

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