India slams Pakistan at UN General Assembly for raising Kashmir issue

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syed akbaruddinIndia gave a thrashing reply to Pakistan in the United Nations General Assembly for raising the K-issue at the high-level thematic debate on Human Rights under the ‘UN@70‘ banner on July 13.

The reply came from India’s permanent representative at UN, Syed Akbaruddin, who criticised Pakistan after its envoy Maleeha Lodhi, earlier in the assembly described the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani as an extra-judicial killing and called him a Kashmiri leader.

Akbaruddin said, “Regrettably, earlier today we have seen an attempt at misuse of this UN platform. The attempt came from Pakistan; a country that covets the territory of others; a country that uses terrorism as state policy towards that misguided end; a country that extols the virtues of terrorists and that provides sanctuary to UN-designated terrorists; and a country that masquerades its efforts as support for human rights and self determination,” according to TOI.

As a diverse, pluralistic and tolerant society, India’s commitment to the rule of law, democracy and human rights is enshrined in its founding principles and we remain strongly committed to the promotion and protection of all human rights for all through pursuit of dialogue and cooperation,” said Akbaruddin, according to Indian Express.