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Mr. Vinito had left the General Assembly corridor as Mr. Khan’s video handle started, as a gesture of India’s protestations in opposition to it.

In exercising India’s ‘Right of Reply’ to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks in the course of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debate on Friday, First Secretary Mijito Vinito referred to as Mr. Khan’s remarks “an incessant rant”.

The response mentioned Mr. Khan had “no reasonable suggestion to offer the world” and his speech was about “lies, misinformation, war mongering and malice.”

“The words used today at this great Assembly by the leader of Pakistan demean the very essence of the United Nations. For a nation that is deeply buried in medievalism, it is understandable that the tenets of a modern civilized society such as peace, dialogue and diplomacy are farfetched,” Mr. Vinito mentioned.

Mr. Khan, in his speech earlier on Friday, had talked about India’s remedy of its minorities, legislative modifications to Jammu & Kashmir, Indian troop presence there and so on. He had additionally warned of Kashmir being a nuclear flashpoint and mentioned there can be no peace in South Asia till the Kashmir dispute was resolved on the idea of “international legitimacy.”

 

Mr. Vinito had left the General Assembly corridor as Mr. Khan’s video handle started, as a gesture of India’s protestations in opposition to it. “Let me assert here loud and clear. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. The rules and legislations brought in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir are strictly internal affairs of India,” Mr. Vinito mentioned in India’s reply handle.

“The only dispute left in Kashmir relates to that part of Kashmir that is still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to vacate all those areas that it is in illegal occupation of.” [In September 2019, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar had said that India expects to have physical jurisdiction over PoK].

“This is the country that has systematically cleansed its minorities including Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and others, through the abuse of its blasphemy laws and through forced religious conversions,” Mr. Vinito mentioned.

During his speech Mr. Khan had talked about Islamophobia around the globe, but additionally made a selected reference to India having state-sponsored Islamophobia.“For someone who professes to be a champion of Islam, this is also a country that has encouraged killing of fellow Muslims merely because they belonged to a different sect, or to a different region in Pakistan, and through sponsoring terrorist attacks against its neighbours,” Mr. Vinito mentioned.

The Indian diplomat additionally highlighted the Pakistan deep state’s “unrelenting political and financial support” to terror organizations. He additionally referred to Mr. Khan referring to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a martyr earlier this yr.

“The only way for Pakistan to become a normal country is to abjure its moral, financial and material support to terrorism, turn its attention to the problems faced by its own population including its minorities and stop misusing U.N. platforms to further its nefarious agenda,” he mentioned.



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