India has called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism.
India’s strong response at the 71st session of the UNGA came soon after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif levelled allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir.
First secretary to the Indian permanent mission to the UN Eenam Gambhir responding to Nawaz Sharif’s speech UN Web TV screengrab
In an apparent reference to JeM chief Masood Azhar and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, India said the terrorists designated by the UN continued to roam Pakistan’s streets freely and operate with state’s support.
Land of Taxila, one of the greatest learning centers of ancient times, is now host to the Ivy League of Terrorism – India responds @unpic.twitter.com/ytfT3SR53u
First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Eenam Gambhir said it was:
In the wake of Uri terror attacks, India termed Pakistan the Ivy League of terrorism and said the effects of its toxic curriculum were felt across the globe.
She said the Uri attacks was part of a trail of continuous flow of terrorists trained and armed by Pakistan to carry out terrorist attacks in India.
She said while Pakistan’s nuclear proliferation record is marked by “deception and deceit,” it talks about restraint, renunciation and peace.
Gambhir said Pakistan was a democracy deficit country and practises terrorism on its own people.
Gambhir voiced India’s firm resolve to protect all its citizens from all acts of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Gambhir reminded the UN that the trail of the most “horrifying” 9/11 terror attacks led all the way to Abbottabad in Pakistan, where Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been hiding for years and was killed by US forces.
Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN and glorified slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a “young leader.”
Reacting strongly to Sharif’s remarks, India called them as non-factual and full of “threat bluster” and said glorification of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani by him at the world forum is an act of “self-incrimination” by Pakistan.
Sharif had devoted much of his 20-minute speech to Kashmir and the current situation in the valley and said Pakistan “fully supports the demand of the Kashmiri people for self-determination”.