3rd Right of Reply by the Pakistan to Indian statement at general debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (25 September 2017)

Mr. President,

Pakistan would like to reply to statement made by the Indian Representative.

No matter how many times you repeat a lie, it does not and cannot hide the truth.

The Indian representative has once again chosen to divert the attention of the international community from the real issue - the real issue of human life, of human eyes, of children and infants blinded forever, of women raped and elderly killed every day by the reign of brutality unleashed by the occupation forces in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The real issue is of Security Council resolutions, which India refuses to implement.

Raking up debate on pictures has backfired. Your own people do not buy your argument.

India who kills and tortures innocent Kashmiris is seeking to hide behind a photograph. This shows its desperation and a vain effort to conceal its guilt. Indian state terrorism has been amply documented by successive human rights reports of various international organizations. There are thousands of those pictures for everyone to see.

Let me tell you Mr. President, Kashmiris will never be defeated. Kashmiris will take bullet after bullet; pellets after pellets but they will never give up. Just like Nelson Mandela never gave up, just like the people of Palestine never gave up.

India’s diversionary tactics will not change the situation on ground. It is the situation on ground that India has to answer for. It is its war crimes that India has to answer for. It is the call for legality, morality and conscience that it has to answer for.

We ask this world body to act as the conscience of the world to ensure that no child is ever blinded again, that no women is raped again, that no elderly is pushed to the ground and killed.

Kashmiris want freedom from this brutal Indian occupation; they will continue to rise, again and again and again…

Mr. President,

Let me remind my Indian colleague that racial superiority and religious dominance is part of the political ideology of RSS. These former members of RSS, who are now part of the Indian ruling elite, are pursuing the same policy across India and especially in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

They are now sitting silently, as hundreds of women are raped every day across India, minorities live on the fringes of society, Muslims and Christian are publicallylynched and state protection is given to perpetrators of Samjohta train terrorist attack.

To become a regional hegemon, Indian leaders are pursuing a policy of state sponsorship of terrorism, funding and arming terrorist organizations like TTP and JuA to launch terrorist attacks inside Pakistan, killing hundreds of innocent women, men and children.

India is churning out operatives of mayhem from its factories of terror. Operatives like Commander Yadav, who are spreading terror and violence across Pakistan. We caught Yadav red handed, we will catch other as well and bring them to justice.

Mr. President,

It is not Pakistan, but India’s animus against Pakistan, that is its biggest enemy.

I thank you.