New York, September 23: After India called Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ in the United Nations, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is likely to raise the issue of terror along with several critical issues of reforming the security council of United Nations and Climate Change on Saturday evening.
Swaraj will put the Indian vision before many world leaders. Apart from terror, climate change is likely to dominate her speech. She will emphasise on the common need to explore innovative techniques to reduce carbon emissions. Former US Vice President Al Gore praised India’s measures of closing coal mines and introducing electric cars in the country. This apart, her speech will include issues Counter-terrorism, south-and-south cooperations among developing nations and peacekeeping and “peace-building”.
Swaraj will remind the world body of reforming itself to reflect the new world order. Apart from China, four other members of Security Council had backed India’s demand of a permanent seat. Swaraj will make her speech in Hindi consecutively for the second year.
Swaraj in her speech in 2016 had said, “There are nations in our midst that still speak the language of terrorism.They nurture it, peddle it and export it. Sheltering terrorists has become the calling card of such nations. We must identify those nations and hold them to account.”
Swaraj is also expected to reply the charges of “war crimes” levelled by Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. In his speech on Friday, He alleged Shotgun pellets have blinded and maimed thousands of Kashmiris including children. He added, “These and other brutalities clearly constitute war crimes and violate the Geneva Conventions.”
Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, had hinted about the agenda India is likely to further. He had said, “Our goals are broad. They are global in nature. Some of them are inspirational. There are some of them where we are working for several years and there are somewhere we hope to have an outcome this year.”