New Delhi, Sep 27: India fielded two young Indian women – Paulomi Tripathi and Eenam Gambhir – to deliver an answer and rip off Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and since then, they have been making headlines. On September 22, Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, described Pakistan as ‘Terroristan’, delivering a stinging reply to the country’s defence of terrorism. A few days later, Paulomi Tripathi, junior most Indian diplomat at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, flayed Pakistan for using a ‘fake picture’ in the UNGA to push a ‘completely false narrative’.
Eenam Gambhir was fielded to take on Pakistan on September 22 at the UNGA. Describing Pakistan a land of pure terror, Eenam Gambhir tore off Pakistan, which, according to her, “has provided safe havens to global terror leaders in its military town or protecting them with political careers“.
“In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced the land of pure terror. Pakistan is now ‘Terroristan’, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terror,” she said.
“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.”
Eenam Gambhir, a 2005 batch IFS officer, studied at the University of Geneva and currently lives in New York. Gambhir previously operated on the Pakistan desk at the External Affairs Ministry of India. (Also Read: Sushma Swaraj’s UNGA Speech ‘Arrogant’ But There is Indeed Terrorism in Pakistan: Chinese Daily)
Paulomi Tripathi is a junior most Indian diplomat at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. She was fielded by India after Pakistan described India as ‘the mother of terrorism in South Asia’.
She used the ‘fake picture’ used by the Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi to push a ‘false narrative’ at the UNGA saying “the Permanent Representative of Pakistan misled this Assembly by displaying this picture to spread falsehood about India. A fake picture to push a completely false narrative.”
Tripathi, an officer of 2007 batch, joined the mission just three months ago. She handles Human Rights issues and was asked to move to New York on a very short notice. She was a Ph.D. scholar in Jawaharlal Nehru University but joined IFS before completion of her programme.