Swiss envoy called over malicious anti-India posters in Geneva

New Delhi: Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs, today called in the Swiss Ambassador and raised the issue of unfounded and malicious anti-India posters that have appeared in front of the UN building in Geneva, sources said.

“The Swiss Ambassador said he would convey India’s concerns to Berne with all the seriousness it deserves.

He also conveyed “that 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,” the sources added.

India voiced its concern following a video that has gone viral showing anti-India posters being put up in an area near the UN building, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) office, and other offices.

Some of the posters claim that “Indian Christians are facing state-sponsored terrorism”, that “women are treated as slaves” in India, and Dalits face oppression.

Several posters claimed that “churches are being burnt” in India.


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