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22 Sep 2017

Here's why Eenam Gambhir is winning internet and our hearts

In a spectacular rebuttal, India silenced Pakistan over the Kashmir crisis at the UN General Assembly on Friday. Courtesy Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Responding to Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who held India responsible for the violence in Kashmir, Gambhir highlighted Pakistan's role in boosting global terrorism, and called the nation "Terroristan."

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Watch Eenam Gambhir take down Abbasi at UN

Eenam Gambhir's reply to Pakistan's PM at UN General Assembly

Ugly truth

Creating alternative facts does not change reality: Eenam at UN

Exercising India's 'right of reply,' Eenam lashed out, "All Pakistan's neighbours are painfully familiar with these tactics to create a narrative based on distortions, deception and deceit. This august Assembly and the world beyond know that efforts at creating alternative facts do not change reality."

She also said that the world didn't need lessons on democracy and human rights from a failed state.

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Who is Eenam Gambhir?

Hailing from Delhi, Eenam is a 2005-batch IFS officer. She graduated in Mathematics from DU's Hindu College. She also has a degree from the University of Geneva.

She started as the third secretary in Madrid. She then became Indian Embassy's second secretary in Argentina. She was subsequently assigned to the desk at the Ministry of External Affairs responsible for Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.

This isn't the first time Eenam has silenced Pakistan's PM


This isn't the first time Eenam has silenced Pakistan's PM

Eenam isn't new to rebutting Pakistani Prime Ministers. At the UNGA exactly a year ago, she had silenced Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif, who had accused India of human rights violations in Kashmir.

Back then, she had condemned the transformation of Pakistan from "the land of Taxila" - once a renowned centre of learning - to playing "host to the Ivy League of terrorism".

Eenam's responsibilities as an Indian diplomat with the UN

Eenam is responsible for several verticals at the United Nations, ranging from Security Council reform to counter-terrorism. She coordinates all special missions sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council and the Non-Aligned Movement. She also manages outreach programs with Indian colleges and universities.

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