Pakistani Minorities Raise Banners Against Country’s Military at UNHRC Called ‘Center of Global Terrorism’


During the ongoing 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Pakistani minorities put up banners describing the country’s military as the “center of global terrorism”. The session started on February 24 and will last until March 20.

There are also reports of plans to demonstrate by activists from Pakistan’s Baloch and Pashtun community in front of the United Nations office against the role of the Pakistani military in housing and dispersing terrorist organizations. These protesters demand that the United Nations condemn Pakistan, impose an immediate ban on such activities and establish a ‘rule of law’ in the region.

Pakistan, which harbors ‘terrorism’, must stop passing on human rights knowledge to others: India at UNHRC

The Geneva incident comes after India advised Pakistan on Friday (February 28). India has advised Pakistani rulers to close terrorist camps on its territory and control areas and to stop providing financial aid to terrorists. India had given this advice after Pakistan claimed that positive development in Jammu and Kashmir has been derailed.

A week before India’s statement, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global organization that oversees terrorist financing, decided in Paris to keep Pakistan on its “grey list” and warned it would not allow ‚Äčthat it would fight against its territory. To curb the financing of terrorism, you must punish those who do it. The organization warned that if Pakistan does not do this, the organization will take action against this country.

Pakistan surrounded by human rights abuses targeting religious minorities, UNHRC reprimanded

India also addressed the plight of minorities in Muslim-majority Pakistan and said Pakistani leaders must immediately end atrocities against minorities under the blasphemy law. It must stop the forced conversions of Hindus, Sikhs and Christians and stop forced marriages of Muslims with girls from those communities. At the same time, India had demanded an end to the religious persecution of Muslim minorities such as Shia, Ahmadis, Ismailis and Hazrats.