India's official response in UNGA against Pakistani PM Imran Khan speech, it's embarassment for Delhi
NEW YORK - India's official response in UN General Assembly against Pakistani PM Imran Khan speech, it's embarassment for Delhi as at first no one give it an ear in the Assembly and second it revolved around self perceived Pakistani PM Imran Khan nuclear threat to India.
Vidisha Maitra, First Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), exercised India's right to reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday.
India's right to reply comes after Khan in his maiden Speech at UNGA.
Mr. President, I take the floor to exercise India's right of reply to the statement made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan
2. Every word spoken from the podium of this august Assembly, it is believed, carries the weight of history. Unfortunately, what we heard today from Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan was a callous portrayal of the world in binary terms. Us vs Them, Rich vs Poor, North vs South, Developed Vs Developing, Muslims vs Others A script that fosters divisiveness at the United Nations. Attempts to sharpen differences and stir up hatred. simply put - -hate speech`.
3. Rarely has the General Assembly witnessed such misuse. rather abuse. of an opportunity to reflect Words matter in diplomacy. Invocation of phrases such as 'pogrom-. 'bloodbath-, .racial superiority'. "pick up the gun' and 'fight to the end' reflect a medieval mindset and not a 21st century vision.
4. Prime Minister Khan's threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinkmanship, not statesmanship.