India’s acerbic response to Pakistani Prime Minister’s remarks to UN General Assembly: ‘A country that claims to seek peace will never harbor the planners of the Mumbai terror attack’

In a forceful response to Pakistan, India told the UN General Assembly that a country that claims to seek peace with its neighbors would never sponsor cross-border terrorism or harbor the planners of the horrific terror attack. of Mumbai, revealing their existence only under pressure from the global community.

India exercised the right of reply at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday to respond strongly to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who had raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir during his speech at the high-level general segment earlier today.

“It is regrettable that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has chosen the platform of this august assembly to bring false accusations against India,” said the first secretary of India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, Mijito Vinito, in the right of reply.

“He did it to cover up wrongdoing in his own country and to justify actions against India that the world considers unacceptable,” said the young Indian diplomat.

In his remarks, Sharif reiterated that Pakistan wants to have peace with India, but added that a lasting and lasting peace can only be “secured and guaranteed” through a just and fair solution to the Kashmir issue in United Nations Charter and Security Council resolutions. .

India responded that a “state that claims to seek peace with its neighbors would never sponsor cross-border terrorism, nor harbor the planners of the horrific Mumbai terror attack, only revealing their existence under pressure from the International community”.

Vinito said such a country would not make unjustified and untenable territorial claims against its neighbours, covet their lands or seek to illegally incorporate them into its own.

“But it’s not just about the neighborhood that we heard misrepresentations today. It’s about human rights, minority rights and basic decency,” he said. .

“When thousands of young women from the minority community are abducted as SoP (Standard Operating Procedure), what can we conclude about the underlying mindset? India affirmed that the desire for peace, security and progress in the Indian subcontinent is real. It is also widely shared and it can be achieved.

“It will surely happen when cross-border terrorism stops, when governments are honest with the international community and with their own people. When minorities are not persecuted and above all, when we recognize these realities before this Assembly.

Pakistan then exercised its right of reply in response to India’s comments.

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