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Sushma Swaraj's speech at UNGA: As it happened

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 21:47
Zee Media Bureau

Delhi: In a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'tirade' on Kashmir, India on Monday said that those accusing others of rights violations must introspect.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her address at the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) session said, "I can only say that those accusing others of human rights violations would do well to introspect and see what egregious abuses they are perpetrating in their own country, including in Balochistan. The brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of state oppression." 

She also made a strong pitch for isolating such nations who speak the language of terrorism and for whom sheltering terrorists had become 'their calling card'.

The EAM asserted that terrorism deeply concerns every member of the UN General Assembly, with people from New York, Kabul, Uri and Istanbul bearing the brunt of the growing scourge.

Tensions have been running high between India and Pakistan after the deadly terror attack in Uri in which 18 soldiers were martyred.

Four terrorists were also been killed by the Army.

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Few days back Pakistan PM made baseless allegations against India, today EAM Swaraj gave a fitting reply, says MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

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This is a good step and we hope this continues, says Brahamdagh Bugti, Baloch leader on Swaraj raising Balochistan issue at UNGA.

21:09 PM

India unwilling to address historical disputes like Kashmir, that directly fan misunderstanding, ANI quotes Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif as saying.

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Nothing will happen by giving speeches at UN. We can't even name Pakistan.Why? Nawaz Sharif names us, says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

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Like all MEA drafted speeches, it was a well crafted and well-written speech. I think the thrust of the message was a good one and that Indians can stand behind the message, says Shashi Tharoor.

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The world has known for the last 25-30 years now that Pakistan is a net exporter of terror. What is unknown is what the NDA government is going to do to change Pakistan's behaviour, the country wants to know this from the PM, says Congress' Manish Tewari.

First Published: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 21:53
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