India reacts to Pakistan latest accusations in UN as provocation

India reacts to Pakistan latest accusations in UN as provocation
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United Nations: India has dismissed Pakistan`s latest provocation at the General Assembly by raising surgical strikes and Kashmir as a waste of time "symbolic of what holds us all back".

Pakistan Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi`s remarks about India on Tuesday were "a lonely voice from the wilderness", said Eenam Gambhir, a First Secretary in India`s UN Mission.

"My delegation does not wish to waste the precious time of this august assembly in further engaging with such distractions," Gambhir said in a short 45-second rejoinder even though she was entitled to 10 minutes to exercise her right of reply.

During the debate in the General Assembly on the annual report on UN`s work, Lodhi went off topic and denied that India carried out any surgical strike against Pakistan while accusing New Delhi of trying to provoke a conflict by "falsely" claiming it had carried out the operation and threatening more attacks.

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