We built IITs, IIMs, Pak created Lashkar, Jaish: Sushma at UNGA

Our contemporary world is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence: Sushma

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017, 22:46 PM IST
We built IITs, IIMs, Pak created Lashkar, Jaish: Sushma at UNGA
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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York and touched upon various issues facing India and the world such as terrorism, climate change and UN reforms, among others. This is her second consecutive address at the UNGA. Swaraj, who arrived in New York last Sunday, spent a major part of her day on Friday giving final touches to her speech.

Here is the update from her speech:

- Early reform of the UN Security Council is an essential element of our overall effort to reform the United Nations.

- When we talk of world peace, we mean peace not only among human beings but also peace with nature.

- India is deeply committed to the Paris Accord. PM Modi launched the Intl Solar Alliance towards this cause.

- Would like to request this august assembly to stop seeing this evil with self-defeating and indeed meaningless nuance. Evil is evil.

- Our contemporary world is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence.

- If we cannot agree to define our enemy, how can we fight together? 

- We must introspect & ask ourselves whether our talk is anywhere close to the action we take.

- We produced scholars, doctors, engineers. What have you produced? You have produced terrorists.

- We set up IIT, IIM, and AIIMS, but Pak has made LeT, JeM, terrorist camps. Pak has produced Jihadis.

- We are engaged in fighting poverty but our neighbour Pakistan seems engaged in fighting us only.

- Pakistan's PM claimed that his nation's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah had bequeathed a foreign policy based on peace and friendship. I would like to remind him that while it remains open to question whether Jinnah Sahab actually advocated such principles, what is beyond doubt is that PM Modi has, from the moment he took his oath of office, offered the hand of peace, and friendship.

- Pak PM has recalled old resolutions that have been long overtaken by events. But his memory has conveniently failed him where it matters.

- Shahid Khaqan Abbasi levelled various allegations on us recently.

- We are fighting poverty but our neighbour Pakistan is fighting us.

- PM Narendra Modi has offered the hand of peace and friendship. Pakistan’s Prime Minister must answer why his nation spurned this offer.

- India displayed courage & leadership to take tough decisions which have launched an interlinked process of sustainable development.

- Eliminating poverty and empowering poor are must for sustainable development.

- Demonetisation a courageous decision to challenge one of the by-products of corruption-black money.

- The complete eradication of poverty is the main agenda of the present government.

- We have linked 30 crore people to banks. Our mission is to empower people through economic means. 

- All programmes being run by us are to empower the poor people like Digital India, Start-Up India and Stand-Up India.

- World is today facing challenges of increasing violence, terrorism, climate change 

- Sushma Swaraj addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly session in New York