Rashmi Ranjan

India came down heavily on Pakistan during the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain on Monday and said it has no locus standi on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, India, through a Right to Reply (RoR), slammed Islamabad at the IPU and termed it an exporter of terrorists.

During the speech of Pakistan at the Assembly, Pakistan referred to Kashmir in its habitual manner.

Replying to Pakistan’s speech, India said, “Pakistan has no locus standi on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.”

Rajya Sabha MP Sasmit Patra in his speech said, "It is unfortunate that Pakistan has chosen once again to misuse the august platform by mentioning in their statement about Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India. This mentioning is completely unacceptable." 

"The Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been and will always remain an integral and inalienable part of India. No amount of rhetoric and propaganda from any country can override this fact. Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on India’s internal affairs,” he added.

“We have repeatedly called upon it to vacate the Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation with immediate effect. It is ironic that a country, which is a known exporter of terrorists, and responsible for inflicting countless cross-border terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir is claiming to champion the cause of human rights," the parliamentarian said. 

India's slamming of Pakistan at the global Parliamentary body has yet again exposed Pakistan's false propaganda and malicious agenda on Kashmir. India's strong prowess at the international Parliamentary platform is being noted with appreciation by other member countries.