In a clear letter, Indian delegate Mijito Vinito called on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s virtual address at the 75th United Nations General Assembly ( UNGA) full of “lies, disinformation, and belligerence.” Vinito, who walked out of the hall during Khan’s pre-recorded address at UNGA, where the Prime Minister raised the issue of Kashmir, later asked the UN for the floor to exercise ‘Right of Reply.’ Vinito said in India ‘s response to Khan, “Pakistan has always called for a negotiated solution. To this end, India must end its military blockade and other gross human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir after 5 August 2019.
In his virtual address, Khan addressed the question of Kashmir and attacked the Government of India, as the Prime Minister has done in some of his recent speeches.
“The territory of the Union of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. The laws and regulations adopted in the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territories was purely internal affairs of India.
The only controversy left in Kashmir involves the portion of Kashmir which is currently under the unlawful occupation of Pakistan. We call on Pakistan to remove all areas of illegal occupation, “said Mijito Vinito, First Secretary of the United Nations Mission to India.
India’s strong-worded response to Pakistan came after India had exercised its ‘Right of Respond’ when all the country’s speeches in the high-level debate at UNGA’s 75th session were concluded on Friday.
In India’s reaction to Pakistan, Vinito pointed out that Khan was the “same guy who referred to the jihadist Osama Bin Laden as a ‘martyr’ in his Parliament in July.”
“This Hall heard the incessant rant of someone who had nothing to show for himself, who had no success to speak of, and no fair advice to give to the world. Instead, we have seen misinformation, disinformation, belligerence, and malice propagate through this Meeting. The terms used today by the chief of Pakistan (Imran Khan) in this great Assembly denote the very essence of the United Nations, “he said.
“This is the nation that introduced genocide to South Asia 39 years ago, murdering its own people. It is also a nation that is shameless enough not to deliver a genuine apology for the tragedies that have taken place even after so many years. That is the same nation that offers compensation to suspected and named terrorists from public funds. It is the same world that has the dubious reputation of housing the highest number of terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations, “Vinito said.
After Khan’s UN speech, T S Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, in a tweet, indicated that India would use its Right to Reply to answer to Pakistan.
“Pakistan PM’s announcement of a new diplomatic low – at the 75th UN General Assembly. Another litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, war hysteria, and the obfuscation of Pakistan’s repression of its own minorities and its cross-border terrorism. The Right to Respond is waiting, “Tirumurti wrote on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) virtually on Saturday.