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Congress expects Sushma to take PM Modi's tough taunts against Pakistan forward

Updated: Sep 26, 2016 12:50 IST

Mumbai [India], Sept. 26 (ANI): The Congress on Monday extended support to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's ahead of her address to the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) and expected the latter to give a befitting reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"We hope that she will keep her points forward with powerfully. Sushma is a good orator she will give a befitting reply and will respond on statements made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and will describe how Pakistan has become a centre of terrorism from past 20-25 years," Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.

Congress leader P.L. Punia asserted that a suitable reply is must to counter unrestrained statements of Prime Minister Sharif on Kashmir and hoped Swaraj would reply well.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi said, "A day will come when the people of Pakistan will go against their own government to fight terrorism. India has been successful in isolating you (Pakistan) globally, and we will intensify our efforts to make sure that you are isolated globally. The people of Pakistan should ask their leaders that India and Pakistan got freedom in the same year, but India exports software and your (Pakistan) leaders are exporting terrorists."

Last week, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Eenam Gambhir, had said that the worst violation of human rights is terrorism. She said Pakistan is home to the "Ivy League of Terrorism" and a terrorist state that commits war crimes by using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

Gambhir said what India and its other neighbours are facing today is Pakistan's long-standing policy of sponsoring terrorism, the consequences of which have spread well beyond the region.

She had said India sees Pakistan as a terrorist state which channelises billions of dollars, much of it diverted from international aid, to training, financing and supporting terror groups as militant proxies against it neighbours. (ANI)

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