It seems Pakistan is too disturbed after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj cornered the terror nation in front of the world at UNGA. In a major goof-up, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday flashed a picture of an injured Gaza girl with no connection to India while alleging that the girl was a victim of pellet guns in Kashmir.
The big gaffe by Pakistan came hours after Sushma Swaraj blasted Pakistan for its support to terrorism.
What really happened?
Exercising her right to reply, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on the floor of the UN General Assembly, held up a photograph of a woman whose face was peppered with alleged pellet gun wounds. “This is the face of Indian democracy,” Lodhi claimed.
In her reply to Indian FM’s speech in UNGA, Amb. Lodhi showed a pic of pellet gun injured women frm Kashmir saying this is the face of India pic.twitter.com/StuG3arPoN
— Pakistan Mission UN (@PakistanUN_NY) September 24, 2017
Exercising Pakistan’s right of reply to Indian Foreign Minister’s statement in UNGA Saturday pic.twitter.com/zPNAIdu9jN
— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) September 24, 2017
Pakistan’s lies nailed!
The picture of 17-year-old Rawya abu Joma’a of Gaza in Palestine, an alleged victim of an Israeli attack, was actually taken by award-winning American photo journalist Heidi Levine in July, 2014. The picture is available on multiple news websites.
“Rawya abu Joma’a, 17, at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City. Rawya was wounded when two Israeli air strikes hit her family’s apartment. Three of her cousins and her sister were killed in the strike,” says the caption of the photo on the website of the UK’s Guardian newspaper, according to PTI.
Quite evidently, the picture has no connection with Kashmir.
Lodhi, who is quite active on social media, including on Twitter, was silent after it emerged that she posed a fake picture during her right of reply at the UN General Assembly.
The Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN also did not immediately respond to a query by news agency PTI on Lodhi’s apparent use of such a picture.