Replying to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s UNGA speech on Kashmir issue,
the first secretary to MEA Vidisha Maitra asked if Islamabad would recognise that it is the “only government in the world that gives pension to an individual listed by the UN”.
“Will Pakistan declares that it is the only government in the world that gives pension to an individual listed by the UN in the Al-Qaeda and Daesh sanctions list?” she demanded.
Maitra’s comment points at global terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, whose organisation Jammat-ud-Dawa banned in December 2008
by the United Nations Security Council after the 26/11 Mumbai strikes in which 166 people killed.
Further slamming Pakistan PM, Maitra told that for someone who was once a cricketer and believed in the gentleman’s game.
Imran Khan’s UNGA speech on Kashmir issue, Friday’s speech “joined on the crudeness of the variety that is indicative of the guns of Darra Adam Khel”. “PM Imran Khan’s threat of unleashing atomic waste qualifies as brinksmanship, not statesmanship,” she continued.
“We would request you to refresh your rather superficial understanding of history. Do not ignore the gruesome genocide committed by Pakistan against its people in 1971,” Maitra said.
Khan on Friday had proposed the Kashmir problem in his first address to the UN General Assembly and demanded that India must lift the “inhuman curfew” in Kashmir and release all “political prisoners”.
In his conversation that went on for about 50 minutes, far surpassing the 15-minute limit for UN talks during the General Debate,
Khan consecrated half of his approach to the Kashmir issue, warning that if there’s a face-off between two nuclear-armed neighbours, the results would be far behind their borders.
His war speech was in sharp opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s peace message from the same podium a few minutes.
earlier in which he told India is a country, that has “given the world, not war, but Buddha’s message of peace.”
Pakistan has been trying to expand the Kashmir issue after India withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5,
But New Delhi has said the abrogation of Article 370 was its “internal matter”. India’s decision evoked sharp responses from Pakistan, which lowered strategic ties and dismissed the Indian ambassador.
In his speech to the UNGA, Khan talked at the time about India’s choice to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and studied the government’s move to put in place a communication lockdown.
He told India finished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, flouting 11 decisions of the UN Security Council, Simla agreement and its own Constitution. “What is the world population, according to do. Is it going to satisfy a market of 1.2 billion, or is it performing to stand up for truth and understanding,” the Pakistani prime minister stated.
“This is the time to get action. And number one action must be that India must lift the inhuman curfew” in Kashmir, Khan told. “It must free all political detainees,” he replied.
He continued to say that the world community need to give the people of Kashmir the freedom of self-determination. Speaking that the situation in Kashmir will decline once India lifts the curfew, Khan replied, “you hope for the best but outfit for the worst.”