In a scathing attack on Pakistan during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council here, India said the main reason for disturbances in Kashmir is the cross-border terrorism sponsored by Pakistan that stems from its territorial ambitions over the place that has found concrete expression in repeated armed aggressions.

Pakistan's dismal track record is well known and many countries have repeatedly called upon Pakistan to end cross- border infiltration; dismantle the terrorism infrastructure; and stop acting as an epicentre of terrorism, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the UN in Geneva Ajit Kumar said.

India's credentials as a peaceful, democratic, pluralistic society that is deeply committed to the welfare of its people are well established and on the contrary, Pakistan is characterised by authoritarianism, absence of democratic norms and widespread human rights violations across thecountry including Balochistan, Kumar said.

Conflict In Balochistan Is Equivalent To A "War":  Afghan President Ghani
Meanwhile,  Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that the conflict in north-western parts of Pakistan and Balochistan is equivalent to a "war" and unlike the violence in his country, the media is "not covering" this and use of force by Pakistan army.

Interacting with participants, including strategic experts, and media persons at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses here, Ghani said that south Asia is reeling under "two wars" -- one in Afghanistan which "is not a civil war" and the other in Pakistan.