On a serious reply to the ranked up issue of Kashmir raised by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan in his address to the UN General Assembly, India, in a blistering retort has said, “Pakistan, where terrorists enjoy free pass, is an ‘arsonist’ disgusting itself as a ‘fire fighter’, and the entire world has suffered because of its policies as the country nurtures terrorists in its backyard.”
On Friday, the First Secretary Sneha Dubey said in the UN General Assembly, “we exercise our Right to Reply to one more attempt by the leader Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august Forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage.”
The first secretary slamming the Pakistani leader for ranking up the Kashmir issue in his address to the 76th session of the UN General Assembly further added, “While such statements deserve our collective contempt and sympathy for the mindset of the person who utters falsehood repeatedly, I am taking the floor to set the record straight.”
The Pakistani Prime Minister had earlier spoken about the August 5, 2019 decision of the Indian Government on the abrogation of Article 370 as well as the death of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The Indian secretary, Sneha Dubey strongly reiterated that the entire Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh “were, are and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India. This includes the areas that are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation.”
In the recent years, Khan and other Pakistani leaders and diplomats have consistently ranked up the issue of Jammu & Kashmir and other internal matters of India in their addresses to the UN General Assembly and other forums of the world organisation. However, all the attempts by the Pakistani diplomats to internationalise the Kashmir issue have gained no traction from the international community and the Member States, who maintained the Kashmir, is a bilateral matter between the two countries.