India in UNGA highlighted that Pakistan is sponsoring terrorism as an instrument of its state policy and is guilty of “war crimes”.
India delivered a very harsh criticism of Pakistan – accusing Pak of being a terrorist state.
Eenam Gambhir is the First Secretary at India’s UN mission and she replied to Sharif’s corrosive statements about India.
Earlier, Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s attacked on India during his speech to the General Assembly on Wednesday, Indian diplomat Gambhir said, “The worst violation of human rights is terrorism. When practised as an instrument of state policy it is a war crime.”
She accused Pakistan of being “a terrorist state, which channelizes billions of dollars, much of it diverted from international aid to training, financing and supporting terrorist groups as militant proxies against it neighbours.”
“The world has not yet forgotten that the trail of that dastardly attack led all the way to Abbottabad in Pakistan,” she said.
The terrorist behind the 9/11 attack in the US, Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad which is close to Pakistani Military Academy. He was killed following an operation led by on 2nd May 2011.
Terrorist organisations and their leaders, “continue to roam its streets freely and operate with state support,” Gambhir said, adding “With the approval of authorities, many terrorist organisations raise funds openly in flagrant violation of Pakistan’s international obligations.”
Gambhir traced the web of terror spanning the world that converges on Pakistan and said, “It is ironical, therefore, that we have seen today the preaching of human rights and ostensible support for self-determination by a country which has established itself as the global epicentre of terrorism.”
“The land of Taxila, one of the greatest learning centres of ancient times, is now host to the Ivy League of terrorism,” she said. “The effect of its toxic curriculum are felt across the globe.”
She talked about the Uri attack at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir which left 18 soldiers dead.
“That terrorist attack is part of a trail of a continuous flow of terrorists trained and armed by our neighbour and asked to carry out terrorist attacks in my country,” Gambhir said.
Referring to Sharif’s glowing remarks about Burhan Wani, she said, “Even today we have heard support by the Prime Minister of Pakistan for a self-acknowledged commander of a known terrorist organisation, Hizbul Mujahideen.”
Sharif played NSG (Nuclear suppliers group) card, he accused India of initiating an arms race. He said that Pakistan acted responsibly as a nuclear power by pitching for membership of the NSG – which promotes the use and trade of nuclear materials for civilians use.
“Pakistan, whose nuclear proliferation record is marked by deception and deceit, (is) talking about restraint, renunciation and peace,” Gambhir said.
“Similar false promises it has made to us — the international community – on terrorism. Perhaps renunciation of lies and self-restraint on threats could be a good place for Pakistan to start.”
A Pakistani diplomat then tried to bring up the Kashmir issue. He again brought up Burhan Wani calling his killing the spark for the recent wave of protests in Kashmir.