Pakistan responds to India's UN delegate: 'This too, shall fail'

Published: September 23, 2017
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Pakistani delegate Tipu Usman exercising Pakistan's right of reply at the United Nations. PHOTO: ONLINE

Pakistani delegate Tipu Usman exercising Pakistan's right of reply at the United Nations. PHOTO: ONLINE

NEW YORK: Pakistan has gracefully responded to the comments made by Indian delegate Eenam Gambhir in which she criticised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s forceful address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

PM Abbasi had urged the world body to fulfill its promises and grant the struggling people of Kashmir their due right to self-determination in his speech to the UN.

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Taking exception to the accusations Gambhir had leveled against Pakistan in her commentary on the premier’s speech, Pakistani delegate Tipu Usman said that PM Abbasi was only reflecting the sentiments and aspirations of the oppressed and suffering people of Kashmir, who had been living under India’s brutal occupation since decades.

Earlier, Eenam Gambhir had said that Pakistan regularly indulged in cross-border terrorism. She also claimed that Kashmir was an “integral part” of India.

“The root cause of all the ills plaguing South Asia is the unresolved Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” the Pakistani delegate told the 193-member Assembly.

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He pointed out that Indian troops had indulged in cross-border shelling across the Line of Control on the Pakistani side of Jammu and Kashmir, just before Abbasi was about to address the UN, killing 10 civilians.

“A sad reminder of Indian intransigence and stubbornness. This too, shall fail,” Usman said, referring to the incident.

Usman also stressed that Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s strategy of “offensive defence and double squeeze”, aspiring towards regional hegemony, would never succeed.

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The Pakistani delegate said that Kulbhushan Jadhav, “the Indian operator of mayhem and terrorism,” was caught red-handed in Pakistan while spying for the enemy. Jadhav had pleaded guilty to the charges of sabotage, terrorism and espionage brought against him.

“The Indian dream of dominating the region will remain just that – a dream,” Usman told the assembly.

Responding to an Afghan delegate who had accused Pakistan of failing to eliminate terrorist safe havens in the country, Tipu Usman urged the Kabul government to stop blaming others for its own problems and instead work towards eliminating the threat of terrorism on both sides of the border.

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    Sep 24, 2017 - 8:39PM

    You have admitted the grand design against Pakistan in the last sentence. Still we are there, kicking and giving heart burns to many. Don’t underestimate Pakistan’s [email protected] GoaRecommend

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