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Pakistan globally recognised epicentre of terrorism; Hails terrorists as martyrs: India at UN

New York: India on Monday launched a scathing attack on Pakistan for raising the issue of Jammu and Kashmir during the high-level meeting to commemorate 75 years of United Nations. India said that Pakistan which harbours and trains terrorists, hails them as martyrs.

First Secretary India in UN, Vidisha Maitra was exercising India’s Right of Reply after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who raised the Kashmir issue in his address to UN. Maitra said that Qureshi’s speech was a “never-ending fabricated narrative” about the internal affairs of India.

“I take the floor in the exercise of the right of reply to the statement made by the representative of Pakistan. Our delegation had hoped that during this solemn commemoration of a shared global milestone, the General Assembly would be spared another repetition of the baseless falsehoods that have now become a trademark of Pakistan’s interventions on such platforms,” said Maitra.

“However, for a nation that is bereft of milestones, one can only expect a stonewalled and stymied approach to reason, diplomacy and dialogue. What we heard today is the never-ending fabricated narrative presented by the Pakistani representative about the internal affairs of India,” she added.

“If there is an item that is unfinished on the agenda of the UN, it is that of tackling the scourge of terrorism. Pakistan is a country which is globally recognised epicentre of terrorism, which by its own admission harbours and trains terrorists and hails them as martyrs, and consistently persecutes its ethnic and religious minorities,” she stated.

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