Right of Reply
27 September 2019
Threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinksmanship, not statesmanship
I take the floor to exercise India’s right of reply to the statement made by the Prime
Minister of Pakistan.
weight of history. Unfortunately, what we heard today from Prime Minister Imran Khan of
Pakistan was a callous portrayal of the world in binary terms.
North vs South; Developed Vs Developing; Muslims vs Others. A script that fosters
divisiveness at the United Nations. Attempts to sharpen differences and stir up hatred, are
simply put - “hate speech”.
mindset & not a 21st
brinksmanship, not statesmanship.
Even coming from the leader of a country that has monopolized the entire value chain
of the industry of terrorism, PM Khan’s justification of terrorism was brazen &
speech bordered on crudeness of the variety that is reminiscent of the guns of Darra Adam
that there are no militant organisations in Pakistan, the world will hold him to that promise.
Here are a few questions that Pakistan can respond to as a precursor to the proposed
terrorist entities listed by the UN, as of today?
Will Pak acknowledge, it is the only Govt in the world that provides
pension to an individual listed by the UN in the Al Qaeda & Da’esh Sanctions list!
shut shop after it was fined millions of dollars over terror financing?
Will Pak deny that the FATF has put the country on notice
for its violations of more than 20 of the 27 key parameters?
defender of Osama bin Laden?
Having mainstreamed terrorism and hate speech, Pakistan is trying to play its wild
card as the newfound champion of human rights.
3% today & has subjected Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadiyas, Hindus, Shias, Pashtuns, Sindhis
& Balochis to draconian blasphemy laws, systemic persecution, blatant abuse and forced
endangered mountain goat - Markhor.
Pogroms, Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi, are not a phenomenon of today’s vibrant
Do not forget the gruesome genocide perpetrated by Pakistan against its own people in 1971
and the role played by Lt. Gen A A K Niazi.
Bangladesh reminded this Assembly about earlier this afternoon.
Pakistan’s virulent reaction to the removal of an outdated and temporary provision
from the fact that those who thrive on conflict never welcome the ray of peace.
While Pakistan has ventured to upstream terrorism and downstream hate speech
The mainstreaming of Jammu & Kashmir, as well as Ladakh, in India’s thriving and
vibrant democracy with a millennia-old heritage of diversity, pluralism and tolerance is well
and truly underway.
Citizens of India do not need anyone else to speak on their behalf, least of all those
who have built an industry of terrorism from the ideology of hate.
I thank you, Mr. President.
Every punch landed where it hurts the most to Pakistan