UNITED NATIONS: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, today unequivocally, warned Pakistan in her speech at the United Nations general assembly.
Shaming and naming Pakistan’s serial use of terror attacks in India and its role in inciting the worst violence in several years in Kashmir, the minister warned that Islamabad must “abandon this dream” about using terror attacks to “obtain territory it covets.” Ms Swaraj said, “Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so.”
Ms Swaraj’s speech was made days after Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif targeted India at the UN General Assembly, accusing it of human rights atrocities in Kashmir in the weeks after the killing of 22-year-old terrorist Burhan Wani, which triggered over a month of violent clashes between security forces and residents outraged by Wani’s death. India has accused Pakistan of inciting the riots that left nearly 90 dead and over 10,000 injured.
The Foreign Minister hurled criticism at Mr Sharif for his comments, and said that despite two years of an unprecedented outreach, India has been meted a series of deadly terror attacks by Pakistan, most recently at the army camp in Uri near the border in Kashmir, where 18 soldiers were killed just days ago.
Describing terror as “the biggest violation of human rights,” Ms Swaraj said that countries who promote and use it must be held accountable. India has launched a global campaign for Pakistan to be isolated after the Uri attack, which was the biggest setback for the military in Kashmir in nearly 15 years.