India today tore into Pakistan saying the neighbouring country has become ‘Terroristan’, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism, according to reports. Terming it as a ‘failed state’, India said the world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from it. Lashing out at Islamabad, India said, “Pakistan must understand that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India.” India said this during its Right of Reply in the United Nations.
In a hard-hitting statement, India said Islamabad has lectured New Delhi about protection of human rights in the country even as terrorists thrive in Pakistan and roam its streets with impunity. “It is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play victim,” said India. In a clear warning, India said, “However much it scales up cross border terrorism,it will never succeed in undermining India’s territorial integrity.”
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Earlier, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has insisted that Pakistan “is not prepared to be anyone’s scapegoat”. During his address to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Thursday, Abbasi said Pakistan has been consistently active in the war against terrorism and that it has lost more to the cause than any other nation. Speaking about the issue of terrorism and the Afghan conflict, the premier said that Pakistan had sacrificed a lot of lives in the war on terror, and nobody desired peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan. “Our counter-terrorism credentials cannot be questioned. We have lost 2,700 lives and sustained 50,000 injuries in this war,” he said.