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Swiss envoy summoned over anti-India posters at UN office in Geneva | India News


NEW DELHI: The ministry of external affairs (MEA) called in the Swiss ambassador and raised the issue of “unfounded and malicious” anti-India posters in front of the United Nations office in Geneva, official sources said. In his response, the ambassador said that he would convey India’s concerns to Berne with all the seriousness it deserves.

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The posters in Geneva are part of space provided to all, but in no way endorses the claims, nor reflects the position of the Swiss government, he said, according to Indian government sources.
Several posters alleging harassment of minorities and women were put up at a square outside the UN building in Geneva coinciding with a session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

“The embassy has conveyed India’s concerns to Berne with all the seriousness it deserves,” Ralf Heckner said in a brief statement.
It is learnt that similar posters were put up in the past as well during sessions of the UNHRC. A purported video of the posters in front of the UN building was also circulating on social media.


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