In the wake of Uri attack, where 18 soldiers were killed and several others were rendered injured. India has decided to isolate Pakistan on an international level. Calling Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accusing it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism, India gave a strong rebuttal to Pakistan in the UN General Assembly session today. While verbal fight ensued between the two countries, outside the premises of the Assembly in New York, overseas friends of BJP, American friends of Balochistan, Sindhi and other groups protested against Pakistan.
India has accused Pakistan of being behind the deadly Uri attack on an army base in Kashmir, to which Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif showed ignorance and in fact went on to glorify Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. While addressing at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Sharif said, “Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian forces, has emerged as the symbol of the latest Kashmiri Intifada, a popular and peaceful freedom movement, led by Kashmiris.”
“The Security Council has called for the exercise of the right to self- determination by the people of Jammu and Kashmir through a free and fair plebiscite held under the UN auspices. The Security Council must honour its commitments by implementing its own decisions,” he said. However, no words regarding the recent Uri attack were spoken by Sharif.
Lambasting Sharif for glorifying Wani, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar said, “We heard the glorification of a terrorist. Burhan Wani
was a self-declared commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, this organisation is widely acknowledged internationally as a terrorist group. This is self-incrimination by the Pakistan Prime Minister. We just heard a speech full of threat, bluster and what can only be described as rising immaturity and complete disregard of facts.”