'New diplomatic low': India slams Pakistan as Imran Khan cries foul over J-K at UNGA
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Friday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his usual diatribe about against New Delhi at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Calling Imran's statements 'new diplomatic low', India's Permanent Representative TS Tirumurti to the UN said that New Delhi does not need lessons on human rights from Islamabad.
"Pakistan Prime Minister's statement new diplomatic low at 75th UN General Assembly. Another litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, warmongering and obfuscation of Pakistan's persecution of its own minorities and its cross-border terrorism. Befitting Right of Reply awaits," said Tirumurti, as reported by news agency ANI.
Imran on Friday evening addressed the 75th session of the UNGA and once again started his usual diatribe about India, crying foul over human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. However, as soon as Imran started his speech, Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly Hall also walked out.
Earlier in the day, India also slammed Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi for his remarks on Jammu and Kashmir and said that the "world doesn't need a lesson on human rights from a country known as the nursery and epicentre of terrorism".
"I would like to bring to the attention of the Council, the terrible situation of ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan," said Senthil Kumar, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva, during India's right to reply at 45th Session of Human Rights Council.
"Before preaching to others Pakistan must remember that terrorism is the worst form of human rights abuse and crime against humanity. The world doesn’t need lessons on human rights from a country which has been known as nursery and epicenter of terrorism," he added.
Tensions between India and Pakistan has escalated over the years, especially after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Pakistan has repeatedly tried to internationalise the issue. India, however, has maintained that Jammu and Kashmir is a bilateral issue and Pakistan has no locus standi over it.
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