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India has told the United Nations that its citizens were repeatedly facing terror attacks by “proxies” of Pakistan, which continues to abuse the concept of self-determination to bolster “territorial aggrandisement” against it. “Pakistan, whose own people have been deprived of their democratic rights for most of its history and which continues to illegally occupy a part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and rules it as a virtual colony, repeatedly indulges in the abuse of the concept of self-determination to bolster its agenda of territorial aggrandisement through terrorism against India,” counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India to the U.N., Mayank Joshi, told the General Assembly. Strongly rejecting Pakistan’s “ritual propaganda” on the right to self-determination and the “baseless allegations” made by it, Mr. Joshi on Wednesday said India is the world’s largest democracy and free and fair elections are held regularly in Jammu and Kashmir.

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