India responds to Pakistan PM’s speech at the United Nations calling Pakistan 'Terroristan'

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Friday, September, 22 2017 - 16:22

India on Friday responded to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's address to the United Nations, calling Pakistan 'Terroristan'.

"In its short history, Pakistan is a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced 'the land of pure terror'. Pakistan is now Terroristan with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism," Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary to the UN, said on Thursday.

“Its current state can be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, a leader of the UN designated terrorist organization Lashkar-i-Taiba, is now sought to be legitimized as a leader of a political party”, she said.

In his speech, Pakistan Prime Minister on Thursday, had accused India of terror against his country and had warned of a "matching response" if it "ventures across the Line of Control or acts upon its doctrine of limited war against Pakistan".

Mr Abbasi has also accused India of "war crimes" in Kashmir. 

In his address the Prime Minister urged an international investigation mechanism be sent to Kashmir “to verify the nature and extent of India’s human rights violations,” identify the perpetrators and hold them accountable.

Further, urging for a just, peaceful and expeditious resolution of the dispute over Kashmir, Prime Minister Abbasi called on the Security Council secure the implementation of its own resolution on the region.

“To this end, the UN Secretary-General should appoint a Special Envoy on Kashmir [whose] mandate should flow from the longstanding but unimplemented resolutions of the Security Council.”

In its response on Friday, India pointed out that raising the Kashmir issue has been a long-established tactic of Pakistan to deflect attention from the terror outfits it harbours on its soil.

“It is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim”, Eenam Gambhir said.

“In so far as India is concerned, Pakistan must understand that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India”.


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