NEW YORK: The Indian Mission in the United Nations strongly reacted to the allegations of the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi during the UN General Assembly in New York city.
“It is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim,” India’s permanent representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin said.
“By now, all Pakistan’s neighbours are painfully familiar with these tactics to create a narrative based on distortions, deception and deceit. This August Assembly and the world beyond know that efforts at creating alternative facts do not change reality,” he said. .
Akbaruddin further added “In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced “the land of pure terror”. Pakistan is now “Terroristan”, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism.”
He also added “Its current state can be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a leader of the UN designated terrorist organization Lashkar-i-Taiba, is now sought to be legitimized as a leader of a political party.”
According to Akbaruddin, this is a country whose counter terrorism policy is to mainstream and upstream terrorists by either providing safe havens to global terror leaders in its military town, or protecting them with political careers.
“None of this can justify Pakistan’s avaricious efforts to covet the territories of its neighbors. In so far as India is concerned, Pakistan must understand that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India. However much it scales up cross-border terrorism, it will never succeed in undermining India’s territorial integrity,” he said.
The Indian permanent representative to UN further added “We also heard Pakistan complain about the consequences of its supposed counter terrorism efforts. Having diverted billions of dollars in international military and development aid towards creating a dangerous infrastructure of terror on its own territory, Pakistanis now speaking of the high cost of its terror industry. the polluter, in this case, paying the price.”
“Even as terrorists thrive in Pakistan and roam its streets with impunity, we have heard it lecture about the protection of human rights in India. The world does need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state,” he added.