Uri attack: Sushma Swaraj to isolate Pakistan at UNGA


SUSHMA-SWARAJUnion External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will raise the Uri and Pathankot terror attacks in her speech at the UNGA on September 26, which will positively isolate Pakistan.

In a bid to highlight Pakistan’s role in terrorist activities in Kashmir and other parts of India, India’s Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin will meet world leaders at the UNGA to drum up support for India.

Even as Prime Minister Narendra has okayed a move to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at all international fora, starting with UNGA, but he has not yet spoken on how to take action against terror training camps, as demanded by the army.

In the wake of Uri terrorist attack allegedly supported by Pakistani establishment, the United States came out in support against terrorism. It stated that it was a grim reminder to countries the world that sought to destroy peace and ties between nations.

With the US, Russia, China, France and UK (the permanent members of UNSC) coming out in support of India and against terrorism, Pakistan might find itself on a loose footing. To rub the message in, Russia has also called off a joint military exercise with Pakistan.

At the same time, Pakistan has come out with a unique explanation for the Uri terrorist attack. Sikhs have supported the cause of Kashmiris and hence Pakistan security establishment believes the operation was carried out by India as the HQ is Sikh dominated. With the attack, India means to achieve more than one targets—accusing Pakistan of supporting terrorism, diverting world attention from human rights volations in Kashmir, undermining PM Sharif’s address at the UNGA among others.

Meanwhile, removal of an Indian scribe from the press briefing, which Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry was to address before Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s address at UNGA on September 21, has reflected the worsening of Indo-Pak relations.