On Wednesday, India raised the issue of Balochistan for the first time before the United Nations and accused Pakistan of widespread human rights violations in the region as well as in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
India said during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, that the main reason behind disturbances in Kashmir is Pakistan-sponsored terrorism that stems from Islamabad’s territorial ambitions.
In a hard-hitting response, India said on Wednesday: "Pakistan is characterised by authoritarianism, absence of democratic norms and widespread human rights violations across the country including Balochistan."
Also, the Pakistan was called as a hub for the global export of terror by India's ambassador to the UN, Ajit Kumar, and added that it continues to be in illegal occupation of a large part of territory in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Instead of ritually raking up alleged human rights violations elsewhere, Pakistan should focus its energies on improving human rights situation within Pakistan and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir," said the ambassador.
India strongly rejected the UN human rights chief's call to allow an international mission to visit Kashmir.
In the clashes between protesters and security forces, over 80 people have died and more than 10,000 injured following the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani by security forces on July 8.