Eenam Gambhir, India’s representative at the United Nations general assembly stumped her Pakistani counterpart through a fiery response to the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s speech. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had addressed United Nations on Wednesday and thereby, criticized India’s stand on the Kashmir issue.
In a phlegmatic voice, she fired a hard hitting speech, about Pakistan’s policies to combat terrorism and the Kashmir issue.
Eenam Gambhir addressed the United Nations on Friday and said, “After Pakistan tried to corner India by raising the Kashmir bogey at the United Nations, India hit back at the rogue nation with its fiercest counter yet, and branded it ‘Terroristan’ on the world platform.
Eenam Gambhir, the first secretary in the parliament mission of India to the UN who had famously called Pakistan, the host to Ivy League of terrorism led India’s charge again and said that the world does not need lectures from fail state that constantly harbors and promotes terrorists. I take the floor to exercise India’s right to reply in response to the Pakistan’s defense of terrorism. ”
She further continued, “It is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim. By now all Pakistan’s neighbors are painfully familiar with these tactics of creating narratives based on distortions, deception and deceit. This August assembly and the world beyond know that efforts at creating alternative facts do not change reality.”
By cornering Pakistan on how the country helps breed terrorism, she said, “Mr. President, in its short history, Pakistan has become geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced the land of pure terror. Pakistan is now ‘Terroristan’, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism.
The Harsh Rebuttal
Its current state can be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a leader of the United Nation designated terrorist organization ‘Lashkar e Taiba’ is now sort to be legitimised as a leader of the political party. This is a country whose counter terrorism policy is to mainstream and upstream terrorists by either providing safe havens to global terror leaders in its military towns or protecting them with political careers.”
She further talked about the growing cross-border conflict, “None of this can justify Pakistan’s avaricious efforts to covet the territories of its neighbors. In, so far as India is concerned, Pakistan must understand that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India. However much it scales up cross border terrorism, it will never succeed in undermining India’s territorial integrity.”
Continuing about Pakistan’s stand on terrorism, she said “Mr. President, we also heard Pakistan complain about the consequences of its supposed counter terrorism efforts. Having diverted billions of dollars in international and military, and development aid towards creating a dangerous infrastructure of terror on its own territory, Pakistan is now speaking of the high cost of its terror industry. The polluter, in this case is paying the price.
Mr. President, even as terrorists thrive in Pakistan and roam its streets with impunity, we have heard it lecture about the protection of human rights in India. The world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose situation is charitably described as a ‘failed state’.
Mr. President, ‘Terroristan’ is in fact a territory whose contribution to the globalization of terror is unparalleled. Pakistan can only be counseled to abandon a destructive world view. This has caused grief to the entire world. If it could be persuaded to demonstrate any commitment to civilization, order and to peace, it may still find some acceptance in the committee of nations. I thank you Mr. President.”
Gambhir has received a lot of praise from across the country for directly lashing out against Pakistan. However, it is for both the countries to decide whether winning or losing a fight of words is more important or maintaining mutual trust and peace is to be prioritized.