The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has attended the 71st session of United Nations General Assembly at U.N Headquarters on Monday. In her speech, she addressed the Pakistan on the issue of terrorism. She also took up the human rights violation in Balochistan.
She urged the United Nations to isolate the countries which permit the terrorists. In the hard-hitting speech at United Nations General Assembly, Sushma Swaraj urged the strategy to defeat terrorism and describing is the biggest violation of human rights.
“There are nations that still speak the language of terrorism, that nurture it, peddle it and export it. To shelter terrorists has become their calling card,” Swaraj said. She addressed the 15th Anniversary of 8/11 attacks on the United Nations.
She also added that “These nations, in which UN designated terrorists, roam freely, lead processions and deliver their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity, are as culpable as the very terrorists they harbour. Such countries should have no place in the comity of nations,”
In her speech, she especially mentioned Pakistan as the sheltering country of terrorism with the groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist groups and their leaders like Hafeez Saeed and Moulana Masood Azhar.
She mentioned the four terrorists attacked Indian Army garrison in Uri region at north Kashmir. In this terror attack, 18 braveheart soldiers have died, and some are injured. Her speech also includes references to UN security and India’s progress in implementing Sustainable Development Goals.
“My firm advice to Pakistan is: abandon this dream. Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so,” she said.
Swaraj refers to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at UN General Assembly, and she said: “Sharif had made ‘baseless allegations about human rights violations’ in Indian-administered Kashmir”.
She rejected the false statements made by Pakistan’s Prime Minister, that ‘India has kept pre-conditions for free talks which are not acceptable for me’.
“What pre-conditions? We took the initiative to resolve issues not on the basis of conditions, but on the basis of friendship. We have in fact attempted a paradigm of friendship in the last two years which is without precedent,” she said listing Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore in December as an example of India’s desire to cultivate normal relations with Pakistan.
She addressed the launched large programme on sanitation called Swachh Bharat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggestion of climate justice. In her marks about terrorism, Swaraj said: “terrorists do not own banks or weapons factories, so let us ask the real question: who finances these terrorists, who arms them and provides sanctuaries?”
Sushma Swaraj Speech at United Nations General Assembly won huge appreciations.