Sushma Swaraj UN speech: Catch all the live updates here!
Sushma Swaraj lashes out at Pakistan over terrorism.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to raise issues like the global fight against terrorism, climate change and the Security Council’s reform in her address to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday night. When Swaraj, 65, takes the podium she would be addressing the UN General Assembly for the second consecutive time. Swaraj, who arrived New York last Sunday, spent a major part of her day on Friday giving final touches to her speech, in which if there is any indication, based on her remarks at other multilateral forums and bilateral meetings, among other things is expected to include fight against terrorism, reform of the UNSC, climate change and an emerging India’s role and responsibilities in the 21st century.
Here are all the LIVE updates:-
9:22 PM Let us accept that terrorism is an existentialist danger to humankind. There is absolutely no justification for this barbaric violence: EAM Sushma Swaraj at UNGA
9:20 PM Today people identify Pakistan as a terror soil but India has established its image as a nation who produces doctors, engineers and scientists.
9:14 PM India produced ISRO, IITs, IIMs but Pakistan produced terror camps
9:13 PM He forgot under Shimla agreement and Lahore Declaration Ind & Pak resolved that they would settle all outstanding issues bilaterally: EAM
9:12 PM Pakistan PM has recalled old resolutions that have been long overtaken by events.But his memory has conveniently failed him where it matters: EAM at UNGA
9:09 PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leveled various allegations on us recently: EAM Sushma Swaraj at UNGA
9:07 PM: We produced doctors who save lives of people, but Pakistan produced jihadis like Jaish, Lashkar who kill innocent people: Swaraj at UNGA
9:01 PM Swaraj roars at UNGA, blasts Pakistan over terrorism; ‘India is fighting poverty but Pakistan is fighting with us,” Sushma Swaraj said while lashing out at Pakistan.
8:59 PM Swaraj highlights Modi government’s pro-people policies like Jan Dhan, Skill India, Mudra Yojana, Ujjwala Scheme
8:57 PM: Sushma Swaraj highlights how Narendra Modi government policies have changed lives of poor people in India
8:55 PM: Sushma Swaraj begins his UNGA speech; EAM is speaking Hindi. She is speaking on poverty, climate issues, cyber security, etc.
8:51 PM LIVE NOW Sushma Swaraj is now addressing UNGA; WATCH her address LIVE:-
8:37 PM LIVE NOW: Sushma Swaraj set to address UNGA shortly; WATCH LIVE
7:55 PM Sushma Swaraj is expected to speak at UNGA in Hindi.
7:30 PM While India strongly responded to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s rhetoric on Kashmir in the UN General Assembly, it would not be surprising that Swaraj asserts the government’s position on this one more time.
7:15 PM YouTube link of LIVE TV to watch Sushma Swaraj’s UNGA address
7:02 PM LIVE TV
6:57 PM MEA’s official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweets, “The Big Speech! EAM @SushmaSwaraj to address 72nd UN General Assembly session approx. 8.15 PM India time.”
The Big Speech! EAM @SushmaSwaraj to address 72nd UN General Assembly session approx. 8.15 PM India time. Live on https://t.co/wWfXa9htpG
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 23, 2017
6:54 PM Indian officials are tight-lipped on the content of Swaraj’s speech. However, her speech is expected to be reflective of the mood of a new India.
6:28 PM India yesterday ripped into Pakistan, describing it as terroristan and a land of pure terror that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism.
5:59 PM: Swaraj is listed 7th in the list of speakers. On an average, a speaker addresses the general assembly for 10 minutes, but most of the time leaders take more time than that.
5:54 PM The General Assembly debate would begin at 6.30 pm (IST).
5:46 PM Sushma Swaraj is expected to address UNGA at around 8 PM (IST)
5:26 PM On Friday, Swaraj had only one bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during which she raised the issue of terrorism and H-1B. They also discussed strengthening of the US-India political and economic partnership.