Imran Khan at UNGA: India walks out, Pakistanis laud PM for delivering another historic speech

As the PM's virtual speech started, the Indian delegate walked out of the UNGA session. Indian Diplomat Mijito Vinito stood up and blatantly walked out - a video that has surfaced online shows the Indian delegate leaving the UNGA hall as soon as Imran Khan's address began at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. The Prime Minister’s address became a trending topic on Twitter, with his fans and countrymen lauding him on the one side, and the Indian media highlighting the speech’s supposed shortcomings on the other.

India walks out on PM’s speech 

As the PM’s virtual speech started, the Indian delegate walked out of the UNGA session. Indian Diplomat Mijito Vinito stood up and blatantly walked out – a video that has surfaced online shows the Indian delegate leaving the UNGA hall as soon as Imran Khan’s address began at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The PM warned India that in the event of any unsolicited military advance by India, the same “will be met by a nation that is ready to fight till the end for its freedom.”

Khan, in his speech spoke about the rights of Kashmiris, and the injustices carried out in IIOJK at the behest of Modi’s fascist regime. “India’s objective is to impose what the RSS-BJP regime has itself called the ‘Final Solution’ for Jammu and Kashmir,” stated the PM.

The Permanent Representative of India at the United Nations TS Tirumurti dubbed the PM’s speech “a new diplomatic low” in his tweet, post the PM’s address.

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Will India avail right to reply?

India has the right to exercise its Right of Reply after all the country speeches in the high-level Debate of the 75th session of UNGA conclude. That is when countries start exercising their right to reply to the statements made by any other country against them.

Indian media and politicians though instantly criticized Khan for supposedly leveeing “personal attacks” against PM Modi and remaining silent on the treatment of Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang. Similarly, Mike Kugelman tweeted that Khan, like last year, tried to project himself as an Islamic leader, though his position was undercut by his silence on the Uighur situation.

 

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Pakistanis laud the PM for delivering a historic speech 

Meanwhile, Pakistanis lauded the PM for delivering yet another historic speech at the UNGA session. Faisal Javed tweeted that the Prime Minister’s speech addressed all aspectes that concern the global community. The premiers short speech covered a vast array of topics ranging from COVID-19 to money laundering to the Afghanistan peace process and the situation in Palestine.

Actor and singer Ali Zafar, tweeted that the PM’s compassionate speech at the General Assembly not just highlighted problems but also gave solutions. The Actor added that he  hopes the United Nations would proactively play its role in resolving the issues mentioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

Federal Minister of Planning, Asad Umar tweeted “When Imran Khan speaks at a global forum he represents the voice & aspirations of Pakistani’s & muslims at large.. And does not try to say what he thinks will please the global audience. This independence comes from having no personal interests to protect.” 

 

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