External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived at United Nations. She addressed the 71st session of the UNGA in New York.
Swaraj raised certain important issues in her speech and informed the world about the issues. Targeting Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism, she spoke firmly against the same.
Sushma Swaraj majorly spoke on how terrorism is a problem and how our world is surrounded by terror-related activities.
Sushma started while catering to the problems related to poverty and sanitation. She said that we face the biggest challenge in all the corners of the world which is Poverty. She narrated about Swacch Bharat Abhiyan while catering to the problem of Sanitation and said that India has built 4 lakh toilets in 2 lakh schools under Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.
She also thanked the United Nations for its support for International Yoga day.
Swaraj on Terrorism
Terrorism is the biggest enemy of Humanity as it violates the human rights. It takes away the life of innocents. She raised a question directing towards Pakistan, Who finances terror and terrorists?
Earlier, the same question was raised by Afghanistan on this very platform.
External Affairs Minister raised her concern and urged to identify the one who gives shelter to terrorism, questioning about how terrorists are able to carry out their terror activities?
Swaraj talked about isolating Pakistan if it does not cooperate in fighting terrorism that “We all have to come together to fight the scourge of terrorism, if some country is not willing then it must be isolated.”
“Nursing terrorism has become a habit of some countries,” Swaraj added.
Earlier at UNGA, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talked about the human rights violation in Kashmir. Today, Swaraj answered him by bringing out the atrocities in Balochistan committed by Pakistan Army.
She quoted that “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.”
She accused Pakistan of Pathankot attack and Uri terror Attack. Swaraj said that India tried initiating better relations with Pak but Pakistan betrayed India.
Kashmir is an integral part of India
Swaraj said that Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain the same and Pakistan should stop dreaming about separating Kashmir from India. She narrated that those who seed extorted ideologies, reap a bitter harvest. This germ of evil has grown into a hydra-headed monster.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the 71st session of the United Nations general assembly concluded her speech by saying that “we should adopt Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism to develop norms to prosecute terrorists.”
India has successfully named Pakistan for sponsoring terror and claimed that if Pakistan does not cooperate in combating terrorism then it shall be isolated.
Highlights of Sushma’s Speech at UNGA:
- Today the biggest challenge all of us face is the poverty prevalent in all corners of the world.
- A year has passed since I stood at this hallowed podium to address members of the international community, so much has changed since then.
- Sanitation is also a big issue, and we have started ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ under which 4 lakh toilets are built in 2 lakh school.
- I am very thankful to the UN for its tremendous support for International Yoga day.
- Who finances terror and terrorists? Same question was raised by Afghanistan on this very platform few days back.
- We need to identify who gives shelter to the terrorists? How are they able to carry out such activities? We need to uproot terrorism.
- We all have to come together to fight the scourge of terrorism, if some country is not willing then it must be isolated.
- Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others: EAM Sushma Swaraj on Nawaz Sharif’s Kashmir rant at UNGA.
- Bahadur Ali is a living example of Pakistan’s cross-border terrorism.
- Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain an integral part of India.
- Those who seed extr’t ideologies, reap a bitter harvest. This germ of evil has grown into a hydra-headed monster.
- We should adopt Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism to develop norms to prosecute terrorists.