India has called the address of PM Khan on Saturday at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York a “hate speech”.
In a strongly framed reply, the first secretary of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs—Vidisha Maitra, called the PM’s address “hate speech” and said that it tried to sharpen the differences and heat up hatred.
She indicated that the General Assembly rarely witnesses such misuse or abuse as she referred to it as an opportunity for reflecting. As per her “words matter in diplomacy”. She added that usage of words like “bloodbath”, “pick up the gun” and “fight to the end” shows a medieval mindset and not the vision of 21st century.
She added that the threat of PM Khan to unleash the “nuclear devastation qualifies as brinkmanship not statesmanship”. She further said that the justification of Prime Minister Imran Khan of terrorism was “brazen and incendiary”. The first secretary claimed that the premier comes from a nation that has monopolized the complete cycle of the terrorism industry.
Referring to the invitation of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to the UN observers to pay a visit to Pakistan for verifying that there are no militant organizations in the country she said that “the world will hold him to that promise”.
She laid out a lot many questions which she said that Pakistan could reply to as a precursor to the suggested verification.
The Indian representative said that Pakistan is striving to play the wild card as the newfound champion of the human rights.
She claimed that Pakistan has reduced the size of its minority population from 23percent in 1947 to 3percent that has subjected the Christians, Pashtuns, Shias, Ahmadis, Sindhis, Sikhs and Balochis to draconian the blasphemy laws, blatant abuse, systemic persecution and forced conversions.
She concluded by saying that the Indians do not require anyone else to speak on their behalf least of all the nation that has established its industry of terrorism from the ideology of hate.