In­dia lam­basts Pak at UN for back­ing ter­ror­ism

The Gulf Today - - ASIA -

UNITED NA­TIONS: In­dia on Satur­day lam­basted Pak­istan for ex­tend­ing con­tin­ued sup­port to ter­ror­ism on In­dian soil and blamed Is­lam­abad for sab­o­tag­ing the talks process.

In her ad­dress to the 73rd Ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly, Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj also urged the UN to adopt the In­di­aini­ti­ated Com­pre­hen­sive Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tional ter­ror­ismn (CCIT) at the ear­li­est so that this global scourge can BE DEINED In DEINITE terms As Pak­istan Calls ter­ror­ists FREE­DOM ighters.

“In our case, ter­ror­ism is bred not in some far­away land, but across our bor­der,” Sushma Swaraj said “Our neigh­bour’s ex­per­tise is not restricted to spawn­ing grounds for ter­ror­ism; it is also an ex­pert in try­ing to mask malev­o­lence with ver­bal du­plic­ity,” she said.

Sushma Swaraj said that the charge that In­dia has sab­o­taged the talks process is a lie “We be­lieve that talks are only ra­tio­nal means to re­solve the most com­plex of dis­putes,” she said.

“Talks with Pak­istan have be­gun many times. If they stopped, it was only be­cause of their be­hav­iour.”

Sushma Swaraj said that those who take in­no­cent hu­man lives in pur­suit of war by other means are de­fend­ers of in­hu­man be­hav­iour, not of hu­man rights. “Pak­istan Glori­ies killers; It re­fuses to see the blood of in­no­cents,” she said in an acer­bic at­tack.

She also urged the UN for an early adop­tion of the CCIT that was in­tro­duced by In­dia to the world body in 1996.

“Till to­day, that draft has re­mained a draft, be­cause we can­not agree on a com­mon lan­guage,” Sushma Swaraj said.

“On THE one HAND, we want to ight ter­ror­ism; on the other, we can­not DEINE It WHILE In Pak­istan ter­ror­ists ARE CALLED FREE­DOM ighters,” SHE ADDED.

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