Pakistan’s delegate at the United Nations (UN) is gaining mass traction on social media for her strong response to India. Visually impaired Saima Saleem made Pakistan proud for hitting back at India.
At the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, Saima responded to Indian diplomat’s allegations against Pakistan in a befitting manner.
While exercising the right of reply to PM Khan’s statement, Indian delegate, Sneha Dubey, made sweeping allegations about Pakistan’s involvement in terrorism.
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Sneha Dubey accused Pakistan of sheltering and glorifying al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden. She also stated that the minorities in Pakistan live in constant fear of state-sponsored suppression of their rights.
As for PM Khan raising the Kashmir issue at UNGA, Sneha Dubey maintained that it is India’s internal matter.
“Let me reiterate here that the entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were, are, and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India.” Dubey declared.
India’s First Secretary at the UN, Sneha Dubey, articulates India’s reply to Pak PM Imran’s ‘stuck record’ speech. PM @NarendraModi speaks at the #UNGA this evening India time. pic.twitter.com/5vH1wQi5cJ
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) September 25, 2021
Reacting to the Indian claim, Saima Saleem, said, “India remains in occupation of an internationally recognized disputed territory whose final disposition needs to be decided in accordance with the democratic principle of a free and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices, as provided for under numerous resolutions of the Security Council.”
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India regurgitates stale arguments: Saima Saleem
In a hard-hitting statement, Saima Saleem said India’s use of the canard of terrorism, regurgitating stale arguments is typical of all occupiers.
She then went on to highlight India’s involvement in 4 different types of terrorism. Firstly, India resorted to “state terrorism” to suppress the people of Indian Illegally Occupied in Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Secondly, India funded and supported terrorist organizations like the TTP which conducts numerous cross-border terrorist attacks against Pakistan. In this regard, Saima Saleem recalled the Doval doctrine.
Thirdly, India financed and organized mercenary terrorist organizations against Pakistan to impede the economic growth and prosperity of the region. For this, she cited the capture of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
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Lastly, India’s supremacist ideology mainstreamed Islamophobia and bigotry against minorities, particularly Muslims.
Ms. Saima Saleem @SSaima11 exercising right of reply by 🇵🇰 at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly #UNGA #UNGA76 https://t.co/jobY95fb4a
— Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN, NY (@PakistanUN_NY) September 25, 2021
However, Saima Saleem did not stop here. She further stated that Indian atrocities in IIOJK are well documented by credible international organizations, including the UN High Commission on Human Rights.
“If India has nothing to hide, it must accept a UN Commission of Inquiry and agree to implement the Security Council resolutions stipulating a plebiscite to enable the people of Jammu and Kashmir to exercise their right to self-determination,” the Pakistani delegate added.
As a result of her strong words, Saima Saleem made the nation proud.
Saima Saleem exercising right of reply in UNGA, Saima is visually impaired but way she spoke seems her heart can see everything, you have made us proud @SSaima11 Thank you @PakistanUN_NY @ForeignOfficePk https://t.co/y15xOzvBPr
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 25, 2021