India is taking Pakistan head-on in its bid to counter terrorism that emanates from the neighbouring country’s soil, and its latest briefing the MEA has said, “Pakistan must dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism if it has to be seen as a responsible member of the committee of UN.” “We have been continuously sensitising the world about the terrorism emanating from Pakistan. Virtually every statement by other countries at UN has referred to terror as main threat to peace, Pakistan is still in denial,” MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
India has mocked Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s move to submit a dossier on Kashmir to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “As far as the so called dossier Mr. Nawaz Sharif spoke of in his speech, we find no mention of it in UN Secretary General’s statement. We don’t need a dossier, the whole world is aware of Pakistan’s role in promoting terror,” Swarup hit out. “Our actions speak for themselves and you can see our actions are already delivering results,” he added. “No one and I mean no other country at UN has spoken on the subject Mr. Nawaz Sharif devoted 80% of his time to,” Swarup said in a dig at Sharif’s continuous reference to Kashmir.
Talking about the Uri terror attack and the international reaction to it, Swarup said, “You would have seen the very strong condemnation of the Uri attack by most countries including UK, France, Saudi Arabia and many others. The onus is now squarely on Pakistan to act against terror groups, who find safe havens in Pakistan.” With reference to US lawmakers’ move to introduce a bill that declares Pakistan as a ‘terrorist state’, Swarup said, “Surely it will be treated with the utmost seriousness.”
Amidst its ongoing international isolation, Pakistan suffered yet another blow with the United Nations dismissing the country’s dossier on Kashmir. Sharif has been making huge efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue. He has sent letters to the UN and Ban as well and raised the issue in all of his bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UNGA. However, his repeated calls to the UN to help resolve the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan seem to have found no takers. In a clear snub, Ban Ki-moon made no reference to Kashmir and the situation in the Valley in his final speech to the UNGA as UN Chief.