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Following is Pakistan Mission's response to the statement by Indian Minister of External Affairs during the UNSC meeting on Secretary General's report on ISIS/Daesh held on 19 August 2021

Following is Pakistan Missionís response to the statement by Indian Minister of External Affairs during the UNSC meeting on Secretary General's report on ISIS/Daesh held on 19 August 2021

It is ironic that India has tried to project itself as a champion against international terrorism by turning a regular briefing of the UN Security Council (UNSC) into its ďsignatureĒ event.

India is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism - planning, promoting and financing terrorism against Pakistan - as proved by its captured spy, Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, and numerous terrorist attacks such as Karachi Stock Exchange on 29 June 2020; Lahore on 23 June 2021; and most recently the killing of Chinese and Pakistani engineers in Dasu on 14 July 2021.

Pakistan has shared a dossier on Indiaís support & financing of UN-listed TTP & JuA to UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee.

With the active support of Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies, TTP and JuA were responsible for nearly a thousand cross-border terrorist attacks against Pakistan in the last year alone. The recent U.N. Monitoring Teamís report has highlighted cross-border terrorist threat to Pakistan from the Afghan soil.

India has prevented Security Councilís consideration of Pakistanís dossier containing the evidence of its sponsorship of anti-Pakistan terrorism and blocked the listing of Indian terror masters in the 1267 Committee.

To maintain its terrorist operations from Afghanistan, India sought to undermine the peace process in Afghanistan.

India today is being guided by the supremacist Hindutva ideology, represented by RSS, that has mainstreamed Islamophobia and targets minorities, particularly Muslims. Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K), unfortunately, continue to bear the brunt of this fascist ideology. Indiaís state terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K) enforced through an occupation force of 900,000 troops, has since 1990, resulted in martyrdom of over 100,000 innocent Kashmiris.

With the blood of thousands of victims of terrorism on its hands, India has no moral authority to preach actions against terrorism at any forum.

New York, 19 August, 2021