India calls Pakistan "Terroristan" following PM Abbasi's speech at UN
India made a scathing rebuttal against Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's belligerent speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Pakistan is now "Terroristan" and "the land of pure terror," said India at the UNGA while exercising its Right of Reply at the UNGA. Abbasi had called for a special UN envoy for Kashmir and accused India of sponsoring terrorism against Pakistan.
Abbasi accused India of not implementing UN Security Council resolutions calling for a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. "Instead, India has deployed nearly 700,000 troops in occupied Kashmir to suppress the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiris to exercise their right to self-determination," he said. He said "UN secretary general should appoint a special envoy on Kashmir" to implement the UN resolution.
He also called for an international investigation into human rights violations by India against Kashmiris. Abbasi said Pakistan is open to comprehensive dialogue with India to address outstanding issues. "This dialogue must be accompanied by an end to India's campaign of subversion and state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan," he said. Overall, Abbasi mentioned Kashmir 17 times and India 14 times in his speech.
"In its short history, Pakistan is a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced 'the land of pure terror'," said Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary to the UN. "Pakistan is now Terroristan with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism." Gambhir asserted that "Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India."
"Even as terrorists thrive in Pakistan and roam… with impunity, we have heard it lecture about human rights in India. The world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state."
Gambhir said Pakistan's counter-terrorism policy was to "mainstream and upstream terrorists" by providing them safe havens or giving them political protection. This is a veiled reference to Osama bin Laden who was killed by US forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. She said Pakistan's current state can be gauged by 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafeez Saeed's decision to float a legitimate political party.