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  • 8:03 PM IST

  • 8:03 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: In 1996, India proposed a draft document on CCIT at the United Nations. Till today, that draft has remained a draft, because we cannot agree on a common language. On the one hand, we want to fight terrorism; on the other, we cannot define it, EAM said.

  • 8:02 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: The 9/11 accused has been neutralised but the mastermind of 26/11 attacks is still at large. He is being treated as a freedom fighter by Pakistan. The world now knows about the real face of Pakistan, says EAM.

  • 7:57 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: EAM says that 9/11 incident in New York and 26/11 incident in Mumbai ruined the expectations of peace. She said, “India has been a victim of this and the challenge of terrorism in India is coming from none other than our neighbouring nation.”

  • 7:54 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: “Last year, Pakistan’s representative, using right to reply, displayed some photographs as “proof” of “human rights violations” by India. The photographs turned out to be from another country. Similar false accusations have become part of its standard rhetoric,” EAM says at UNGA.

  • 7:52 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: EAM launches an all out attack on Pakistan, says, “Who can be a greater transgressor of human rights than a terrorist? Those who take innocent human lives in pursuit of war by other means are defenders of inhuman behaviour, not of human rights. Pakistan glorifies killers; it refuses to see the blood of innocents.”

  • 7:50 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: We are accused of sabotaging the process of talks. This is a complete lie. We believe that talks are only rational means to resolve the most complex of disputes. Talks with Pakistan have begun many times. If they stopped, it was only because of their behaviour, says EAM at UNGA.

  • 7:50 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: EAM launches a veiled attack on Pakistan, says, “In our case, terrorism is bred not in some faraway land, but across our border. Our neighbour’s expertise is not restricted to spawning grounds for terrorism; it is also an expert in trying to mask malevolence with verbal duplicity.”

  • 7:48 PM IST

    Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly Live News Updates: EAM begins her statement at the UNGA. “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has initiated unprecedented economic and social transformation that will help India achieve its SDG goals much before time,” she said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Saturday. If reports are to be believed, she is likely to speak on terrorism, climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Stay with India.com on Live Updates on Sushma Swaraj’s UNGA address.

Earlier on Thursday, Swaraj attended the Informal Meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers held on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly and chaired by Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The minister, however, in a huge snub to Pakistan left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early, which was also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi amidst fresh chill in bilateral ties.

Swaraj and Qureshi were slated to meet on the sidelines of the General Assembly session. However, India called off the meeting last week, citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps ‘glorifying’ slain Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.