New York, Sep 28: India on Saturday exercised its rights to reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s historic speech centered on Kashmir issue and slammed Khan’s threat of nuclear war, with Vidisha Maitra, India’s First Secretary MEA, stating it “qualifies as brinkmanship, not statesmanship”.
Calling a spade a spade ♠️
Pakistan’s attempts to sharpen differences and stir up hatred, are simply put – “hate speech”
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 28, 2019
Maitra said: “Rarely has the General Assembly witnessed such misuse, rather abuse, of an opportunity to reflect. Words matter in diplomacy. Invocation of phrases such as ‘pogrom’, ‘bloodbath’, ‘racial superiority’, ‘pick up the gun’ and ‘fight to the end’ reflect a medieval mindset and not a 21st-century vision.”
Terming Khan’s speech as a “Hate Speech”, India said his speech described Pakistan as the world’s “heartless” portrayal in binary terms. “Us vs Them; Rich vs Poor;
North vs South; Developed Vs Developing; Muslims vs Others.”
“Even coming from the leader of a country that has monopolized the entire value chain of the industry of terrorism, Prime Minister Khan’s justification of terrorism was brazen and incendiary,” India said.
Maitra said as Khan invited the UN observers to Pakistan to verify whether terror any terror outfit is working from its soil, “the world will hold him to that promise”, according to Indian express.
India asked Pakistan could it confirm the fact it does not provide safe haven to 130 UN-labelled global terrorists and 25 other terror entities globally subjected the UN council, as of today?
India also asked Pakistan to acknowledge that Khan-led government is the only one that exercises terror financing to a terrorist listed by the UN in the Al Qaeda and Da’esh Sanctions list.
India asked: “Will Pakistan deny that the Financial Action Task Force has put the country on notice for its violations of more than 20 of the 27 key parameters? And would Prime Minister Khan deny to the city of New York that he was an open defender of Osama bin Laden?”
Pakistan’s “virulent reaction” over India’s decision to revoke “an outdated and temporary” Article 370 – that hindered integration and development of Indian province of Jammu and Kashmir “stems from the fact that those who thrive on conflict never welcome the ray of peace”.
Imran Khan on Friday used his historic speech to warn India of consequences in terms of “bloodbath” nuclear-war over the Kashmir issue, during his international address to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in New york.
He said “what is going to happen when the curfew will be lifted in Jammu and Kashmir, that would be a ‘bloodbath’. There will be another Pulwama. The people and 9,000 troops will come out.”