Now, Pakistan foreign minister attacks PM Modi
Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif said India is being "ruled by a terrorist party - the RSS". Photograph: (ANI)
Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "terrorist, who has the blood of Muslims on his hands."
Asif speaking in a show on Geo News, made his statement after India's external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj recently attacked Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for "supporting and exporting terror".
"Sushma Swaraj has accused us (Pakistan) of exporting terrorism. (However) one terrorist (in India) is the country's prime minister himself. He (Modi) has the blood of Muslims murdered in Gujarat on his hands," Asif said while talking to Geo News.
India is being "ruled by a terrorist party - the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)," Asif added.
Sushma Swaraj in her speech at the UNGA had said India had risen "despite being the principal destination of Pakistan's nefarious export of terrorism".
"There have been many governments under many parties during 70 years of Indian freedom, for we have been a sustained democracy," Swaraj said while addressing the 72nd UNGA session in New York last month.
"Every government has done its bit for India's development. We have marched ahead consistently without pause, in education, health and across the range of human welfare. We established scientific and technical institutions which are the pride of the world," she added.
Indian diplomat Paulomi Tripathi later hit out at Maleeha Lodhi in the United Nations saying the Pakistan's ambassador sought to "divert attention from Pakistan's role as a hub of global terrorism".
The Indian diplomat said the "permanent representative of Pakistan callously held picture of an injured girl which was actually a picture of Rawya abu Jom from Palestine".
"We are constrained to show a photo that reflects real picture of pain inflicted by nefarious designs of Pakistan on India," the Indian diplomat added.
"This is a real picture, of Lt Ummer Fayaz, a young officer from J&K. He was brutally tortured and killed by Pakistan supported terrorists," Paulomi Tripathi said while holding out the picture of the officer.