Pakistan hits back after Sushma Swaraj's UN speech

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WION Web Team United Nations, New York, NY, United States Sep 24, 2017, 05.50 AM (IST)

Pakistan's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi launched a tirade against the Indian state at the United Nations General Assembly after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj's hard-hitting speech in which she called Pakistan an export factory for terror.

Maleeha Lodhi, instead, said India was the "mother of terrorism" in South Asia. He cited the "confession" of Indian former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan on charges of spying.

Pakistan's Permanent Representative at the UN also said Kashmir was illegally occupied by India and India's refusal to implement the UN Security council resolutions in the state was deceptive and aggressive, the Dawn reported. The envoy also added that the human rights abuses committed by India in the state should be investigated.

Calling lndian prime minister Narendra Modi's ideology "racist" and "fascist", the ambassador claimed his government's leadership was drawn from the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and said the organisation is accused of assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
 
She also slammed the choice of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, stating "the government has appointed a fanatic" to head the state.

In her speech at the 72nd UNGA session in New York, the external affairs minister had said that while India had established institutions like IITs, IIMs and AIIMS, Pakistan had created terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Haqqani network.

 

 

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Pakistan's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi launched a tirade against the Indian state at the United Nations General Assembly ||The envoy called India the 'mother of terrorism' in South Asia