New Delhi: Hitting back at Pakistan Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif, who on Wednesday raked the Kashmir issue during his United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) address, India in its reply said, “Our country and neighbours face Pakistan’s long standing policy of sponsoring terrorism.”
“Worst violation of human rights is terrorism. When practiced as instrument of state policy its war crime. Land of Taxila is now host to Ivy League of terrorism. It attracts aspirants and apprentices from all over world. The effect of its toxic curriculum are felt across the globe,” said Eenam Gambhir, India’s First Secretary to UN said.
Strongly criticising Pakistan, the Indian representative said, “It’s ironic that we have seen today the preaching of human rights and ostensible support for self-determination by a country which has established itself as the global epicentre of terrorism. Pakistan is a terrorist state which channelises billions of dollars, much of it diverted from international aid
to training, financing and supporting terrorist groups as militant proxies against its neighbors.”
“Terrorist entities and their leaders (many UN designated) continue to roam its streets freely and operate with State support. With approval of authorities, many terrorist organisation raise funds openly in flagrant violation of Pak’s international obligation,” Gambhir said.
She further added, “Even today we heard support by Pak PM for a self acknowledged commander of known terrorist org Hizbul Mujahideen. India is firmly resolved to protect all our citizens from all acts of terrorism in J&K.”
Gambhir went on to say, “We cannot and will not allow terrorism to prevail. We’ve heard Pak whose nuclear proliferation record is marked by deceit, talking about restraint, renunciation & peace. Similar false promises it has made to us – the international community – on terrorism.”
“Perhaps renunciation of lies and self-restraint on threats could be a good place for Pak to start,” the senior diplomat at India’s UN mission said.
First Published | 22 September 2016 12:28 PM