SOURCE: TIMES NOW
India blasted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his speech at the 75th UN General Assembly calling it a “new diplomatic low.”
In a tweet, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said, “Another litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, warmongering and obfuscation of Pakistan’s persecution of its own minorities & of its cross-border terrorism. Befitting Right of Reply awaits.”
Khan also expressed concern over rising racism and religious hatred saying, “when the global community should have come together to combat the novel coronavirus, it had instead stoked racism and religious hatred.”
‘Concerned about Islamophobia but silent on Uighur genocide’
Raising the nuclear bogey once again, Khan called Kashmir a long-standing issue of South Asia and “rightly called a nuclear flashpoint.”
The cricketer-turned-politician also raised the issue of rising Islamophobia in several countries but remained conveniently silent on the treatment of Uighurs in China’s restive Xinjiang.
Khan had also raised the nuclear bogey last year in December threatening New Delhi with nuclear war after Citizenship (Amendment) Act was passed.
Addressing the Global Refugee Forum Khan had said: “I want to tell the whole world that they should be aware of the biggest impending refugee crisis in South Asia.”
‘Imran raises nuclear bogey again’
He further said that Pakistan is not just worried that there’ll be a refugee crisis but is also concerned that this could eventually lead to a conflict between two nuclear-armed countries.
In his maiden address to the September UN General Assembly meeting in New York, Khan said that when two nuclear-armed countries fight it will have “consequences” for the entire world.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly for the general debate tomorrow.
He is scheduled as the first speaker in the forenoon of September 26.
The theme of the 75th UNGA is `The future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting the COVID-19 through effective multilateral action’.