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Statement by India  at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council Statement by India  at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council on Agenda Item 2: General Debate, delivered by Amb. Rajiv K Chander,  Permanent Representative of India on 07 June 2017    Thank you, Mr. President,     We thank the High Commissioner for his oral update. We recognize the role sought to be played by the OHCHR in effective promotion and protection of human rights. India was part of the first set of countries in the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review. We benefited immensely from the statements made by 103 States and the 250 recommendations made during this comprehensive Review of human rights in India.  We believe that the Review is not an end in itself and that observance and promotion of human rights is ‘work in progress’.  Mr. President,     We have noted High Commissioner’s reference to denial of access to, as he described, “the Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir”. The entire State of Jammu and Kashmir

Gazin Marri going back to Pakistan: Sardars and their Duplicitous role

The recent report in media about Khairbux Marri's son Gazin Marri is going back to Pakistan after living in self exile made many to focus on role of Sardars and their families in freedom struggle and in Pakistani politics. Marri family members control Resistance group under BLA  and" Free Balochistan Movement". In Pakistan their siblings are in power , example Chengiz Marri is a minister in Balochistan provincial government belonging to Nawaz Shariff PML . They control Marri resources , Coal, gas and other mining related activities. If Nawaz Shariff Government looses power and Zardari s PPP comes to power, Marri area will be under the control of Gazin Marri. With huge resources in Marri area , the Khairbux Marri family wish to control by joining all groups . This is the latest move in that direction. This phenomenon is common with all Sardars who are leading resistance movement, be it with Marris, Mengals, Bugtis. It must be noted that in the present provincial govern

Self-exiled son of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri plans return to country By Azaz Syed   Wednesday Jun 07, 2017 Pictured is Ghazan Marri. — Geo News screengrab ISLAMABAD: Ghazan Marri, son of late Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, has decided to return to country after 18 years in self-imposed exile. Speaking to Geo News via telephone from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ghazan Marri said he had decided to end his self-imposed exile and return to Karachi soon. He is accused of Justice Nawaz Marri's murder and facilitating banned militant organisation Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). He, however, has been disowning the outlawed group in the past. Balochistan - Pakistan's largest province in terms of land area - has been plagued by an insurgency and sectarian killings for several years now. Of late, security forces have conducted effective operations across the province cracking down on militants. Pictured is late Nawab Khair Bakksh Marri, father of G

CPEC’s other side June 07, 2017 CPEC is being publicised as a game changer and anyone questioning it is deemed to be unpatriotic. Actually, people are not aware of details, and how and when it will benefit the common man. Apparently, all major projects will be carried out by Chinese companies. Pakistan will be more dependent on a foreign source and the ability of self-reliance for prosperity will be further weakened, weakening the prospects of becoming an Asian Tiger.   Most of our political leaders find it convenient to undertake projects with foreign loans, equipment and expertise, and claim it to be a great achievement without realising the crippling effect it has on our ability to achieve continuous progress with our own efforts, like China did. For example, railway system improvements can be undertaken by our own experts with only essential imports. This developed capability will minimise foreign help but the opportunity for it is

Geopolitical bias blinds India to benefits of cooperation with China By Liu Jianxi Source:Global Times Published: 2017/6/6 23:13:39 China denied accusations that its military helicopters had violated India's airspace on Monday. Reports from India claimed that the Chinese aircraft had been seen hovering over the "Barahoti sector" of the China-India boundary. China's foreign ministry responded to the reports, saying they were "regular border patrols" on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control. Indian media has no need to make a fuss over China's routine military activities. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi commented at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum that "It is true that we have a border dispute with China. But in the last 40 years, not a single bullet has been fired because of [the] border dispute."  China welcomes Modi's remarks. Beijing and New Delhi have been exercising restraint over the border issue. A number of dialogue mechan

Japan, India welcome to join B&R initiative, but China need not bow to demands By Hu Weijia Source:Global Times Published: 2017/6/6 22:18:39 The  Belt and Road  (B&R) project initiated by China in 2013 is open and inclusive and any countries, Japan and India included, are welcome to join, but that does not mean that China needs to agree to any requests they might have. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said recently that Japan is ready to cooperate with China's B&R initiative under certain conditions including harmony with a Trans-Pacific economic zone, according to the Japan Times. The comments came after another report from the Japan Times saying that Japan could be open to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank if certain issues are resolved. Japan is extending an olive branch to China trying to warm ties with Beijing, but it may have some selfish calculations by trying to push the B&R initiative in a direction beneficial to itself. Japan's change in attitude toward th