India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tore into Pakistan for supporting and promoting terror-related activities from its soil.
While talking of global terrorism and climate change at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, September 24, Swaraj said, “A country that has been the world’s greatest exporter of havoc, death and humanity became a champion of hypocrisy by preaching about humanity from his podium.”
“We are completely engaged in fighting poverty; alas our neighbour Pakistan is engaged in fighting us. On Thursday, from this dais, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi wasted rather too much of his speech in making accusations against us. He accused India of State-sponsored terrorism, and of violating human rights. Those listening had only one observation: ‘Look who’s talking!’” she said lambasting Pakistan’s speech accusing of India committing war crimes in Kashmir.
Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his first remarks to the UN general assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, had sought the appointment of a special envoy to settle the dispute and a commission to investigate alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Swaraj said, “We set up IITs, IIMs, AIIMS and ISRO. What did Pakistan make? They set up Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Haqqani Network, Hizbul Mujahiddeen,” which was met with a thundering ovation by the people present.
Adding insult to injury, Swaraj further said, “India and Pakistan got independence together. But, why is it that today India is recognised as a hi-tech superpower. But Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her speech at the UN General Assembly saying she delivered a strong message on the dangers of terrorism.
In a series of tweets, Modi said, "A strong message was given by Sushma Swaraj ji on the dangers of terrorism and why we have to unite and fight this menace."