New York, Sep 22: Pakistan is now ‘Terroristan’, a land of pure terror, which is flourishing an industry engaged in producing and exporting global terrorism, India said in its reply to Pakistan’s defence on terrorism sprouting from its land at the United Nations. India in its reply to Pakistan’s defence of terrorism also said that it is extraordinary that the country which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim. Also Read - 'India Stigmatising Sections of Society,' Says UN Human Rights Chief on Govt's Quarantine Measures
“By now, Pakistan’s neighbours are painfully familiar with these tactics to create a narrative based on distortions, deception, and deceit,” India’s First Secterary to the UN, Eenam Gambhir said. India added that over the time, the country has become a geography synonymous with terror. “The quest for a land of pure has actually produced the land of pure terror.” Click here to read the full text of India’s reply to Pakistan. Also Read - Amid Nationwide Lockdown, Coronavirus Death Toll in India Reaches 50; Total Cases Stand at 1,965
“Pakistan is now Terroristan, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terror. Terroristan is in fact a territory whose contribution to the globalisation of terror is unparalleled.” India in its reply to Pakistan in the United Nations General Assembly said. Also Read - Coronavirus in Pakistan: Imran Khan Sets up Corona Tiger Force to do Jihad, 90K Applications Received
“Pakistan’s current state can be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, a leader of the UN designated terrorist organisation Lashkar-i-Taiba, is now sought to be legitimized as a leader of a political party.” (Also Read: Countries Using Terrorism As State Policy Must Be Condemned: Sushma Swaraj at UNGA)
“This is a country whose counter-terrorism policy is to mainstream and upstream terrorists by either providing safe havens to global terror leaders in its military town or protecting them with political careers.”
India at UN said that none of this justifies Pakistan’s avaricious efforts to covet the territories of its neighbours. “In so far India is concerned, Pakistan must understand that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India. However much it scales up cross-border terrorism, it will never succeed in undermining India’s territorial integrity,” it said. (Also Read: Pakistan PM Threatens India, Says We Have Short-Range Nuclear Missiles)
“Even as terrorists thrive in Pak & roam its streets with impunity, we have heard it lecture about protection of human rights in India. The world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state,” India at the UN said.
India said that for now, Pakistan can only be counseled to give up a “destructive worldview that has caused grief to the entire world” and if the country could be persuaded to demonstrate a commitment to civilization, order, and peace, it may still find some acceptance in the comity of nations.
At the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Thursday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi insisted that the country is not ready to become anyone’s scapegoat. “Our counter-terrorism credentials cannot be questioned. We have lost 2,700 lives and sustained 50,000 injuries in this war,” he said.
Abbasi also stated that Taliban safe havens are not located in Pakistan but are operated mainly from Afghanistan. He also stated that Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear missiles and is ready to counter the Indian Army.