Indian diplomat rips Pakistan apart at UN, says ‘peace seekers don’t shelter terrorists’ | Video
- India gave a befitting reply on Pak PM’s UN address
- Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif had raked up Kashmir issue during his address
- India exercised Right of Reply in the UN General Assembly to respond sharply to unwarranted comments
In a strong response to Pakistan, India has said in the UN General Assembly that a country that claims to seek peace with its neighbours would never sponsor cross-border terrorism nor would it shelter planners of the horrific Mumbai terrorist attack, disclosing their existence only under pressure from the global community.
India exercised the Right of Reply in the UN General Assembly on Friday to respond sharply to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who had raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir during his address to the high-level General Debate earlier in the day.Â âIt is regrettable that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has chosen the platform of this august assembly to make false accusations against India,â First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN Mijito Vinito said in the Right of Reply.
âHe has done so to obfuscate misdeeds in his own country and to justify actions against India that the world considers unacceptable,â the young Indian diplomat said.Â In his address, Sharif reiterated that Pakistan wants to have peace with India but added that long-lasting, enduring peace can only be âinsured and guaranteedâ through a just and fair solution to the issue of Kashmir under the UN Charter and Security Council resolutions.
India responded that a âpolity that claims it seeks peace with its neighbours would never sponsor cross-border terrorism, nor would it shelter planners of the horrific Mumbai terrorist attack, disclosing their existence only under pressure from the international community.âÂ Vinito said such a country would not make unjustified and untenable territorial claims against neighbours, it would not covet their lands and seek to illegally integrate them with its own.
âBut it is not just about the neighbourhood that we have heard false claims today.Â It is about human rights, about minority rights and about basic decencies,â he said.Â âWhen young women in the thousands from the minority community are abducted as an SoP (Standard Operating Procedure) what can we conclude about the underlying mindset?Â India asserted that the desire for peace, security and progress in the Indian subcontinent is real. It is also widely shared and it can be realised.
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âThat will surely happen when cross-border terrorism ceases, when governments come clean with the international community and with their own people.Â When minorities are not persecuted and not least, when we recognise these realities before this Assembly.âÂ Pakistan then exercised its Right of Reply in response to the comments by India.
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