India remains committed to realization of the rights of its children to live life of dignity, safety and care and to have equal opportunity to build a future they want. Addressing the General Assembly Third Committee session on ‘Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children’, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi said that Pakistan is weaving fake narratives about children living in Jammu and Kashmir.
She said neighbouring country has a dubious distinction of schooling young children in violent extremist ideologies and recruiting them in terrorist groups. Without naming Pakistan, the Indian diplomat said one delegation is making unwarranted references to internal matters of India.
She was responding to remarks made in the Committee by Pakistan’s outgoing UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi on Wednesday. The Indian diplomat said while there has been change in attitude towards children’s rights, they remain the most vulnerable in a world riven by poverty, inequalities of opportunity, armed conflict, terrorism and humanitarian crises.