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Imran Khan’s hate speech had no statesmanship: India

Exercising its right of reply, India also introduced five questions to UN observers encouraged by Khan to go to Pakistan and confirm his claim that there were no militants there.

Separately, through a spokesperson, India reacted to Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s observations on Jammu & Kashmir in his address and said recent improvements in the country are a”matter internal to India” and said states should”desist” by altering the status quo throughout the”illegal so-called” China-Pakistan Economic Corridor at Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

“Us vs them rich versus bad; north vs south; developed versus growing; Muslims versus others. A script that fosters divisiveness in the UN. Efforts to sharpen differences and wake up hate are only planted –‘hate speech’.”

“For somebody who was a cricketer and considered at the gentleman’s game, now’s address bordered on crudeness of this variety that’s reminiscent of the firearms of Darra Adam Khel,” the young diplomat said, referring to Pakistan’s mythical firearms market.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hadn’t mentioned Pakistan even after in his address, the very first time to get an India leader’s speech in the UNGA in eight decades. Prime Minister Khan was about India and Kashmir because he’d pledged to, with phrases and words meant to draw an apocalyptic image of this situation on the subcontinent.

Mishra said his selection of words revealed, rather, a ““medieval mindset”, and his justification for terrorism was”brazen and incendiary” even though it originated in the prime minister of a nation that’s”monopolized the whole value chain of the sector of terrorism”.

The Indian diplomat subsequently went on to present a set of five questions for the UN observers which Khan has encouraged to Pakistan.

“Can Pakistan affirm that it’s home to 130 UN-designated terrorists and 25 terrorist entities recorded by the UN, as of now?” That the diplomat asked.

“Will Pakistan admit it is the only government on the planet that offers retirement to an individual recorded by the UN from the Al Qaeda and Da’esh Sanctions record!” This was a reference to Hafiz Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba creator that has been drawing a pension from the authorities as a former school teacher.

“Can Pakistan clarify why here in New York, its greatest lender, the Habib Bank, had to close shop after it had been fined tens of thousands of dollars over terror funding?” A New York banking regulator insisted that the lender $225 million in 2017 and kicked it from the US for faulty processes that”opened the door” to funding terrorism.

“Will Pakistan deny the Financial Action Task Force has set the nation on notice because of its violations of over 20 of the 27 important parameters” Pakistan might be transferred from the watchdog’s”gray list” into the”black record” if it’s still in non-compliance in October.

“And could Prime Minister Khan refuse to the town of New York he had been an open-source of Osama bin Laden?”

The Indian diplomat also dealt with Khan’s concerns regarding the condition of human rights in Kashmir, mocking him as a”newfound winner”, stating he heads a nation which has”shrunk the size of its minority community by 23 percent in 1947 to 3 percent today, and it has subjected Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadiyas, Hindus, Shias, Pashtuns, Sindhis and Balochis to draconian blasphemy laws, systemic persecution, obvious abuse and forced conversions”.

Talking of pogroms, a phrase used by Khan, the diplomat dealt with him by his entire title Imran Khan Niazi and informed him of another Niazi — Lt General AAK Niazi — that like the commander of Pakistani forces in then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) oversaw the massacre of hundreds and tens of thousands of individuals in 1971.

Defending improvements in Kashmir,” Mishra stated, “While Pakistan has ventured into upstream terrorism and downstream hate address there, India is moving ahead with mainstreaming growth in Jammu & Kashmir. The mainstreaming of Jammu percent Kashmir, in addition to Ladakh, in India’s thriving and lively democracy with a millennia-old heritage of diversity, pluralism and tolerance is well and truly underway.