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Sushma Swaraj exposed Pakistan at UNGA: BJP

Updated: Sep 27, 2016 12:42 IST

New Delhi, [India], Sept 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hailed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and said that the latter has exposed Pakistan globally.

Dubbing Swaraj's speech as exceptional, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that Swaraj not only addressed India's concerns in the context of terrorism, but also said the global network of terror is hampering progress in destinations worldwide.

"Pakistan I think stands fairly badly exposed. On the global arena and India as a rising power, a responsible power in the global space is reaffirmed," he said.

"Sushma ji highlighted the work being done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji's government in term of all those sustainable development goals additionally our commitment to climate change and our concern related to Pakistan and terrorism. She also has linked the global network of terror and pointed out what is happening in Uri or in the sub continent is not just an indo-Pakistan issue it is the same story we see in many other global destinations," said Kohli.

Rebutting Sharif's statements, made five days earlier, at the UNGA, where he accused India of "committing brutalities in the Kashmir Valley" and hailed Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani as a "young leader", Swaraj, speaking at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly ( UNGA), said, "On 21st September, the Prime Minister of Pakistan used this podium to make baseless allegations about human rights violations in my country. I can only say that 'jinke apne ghar shishe ke ho, unhe dusro par patthar nahi fekne chahiye. (those whose houses are made of glass should not throw stones at others). Those accusing others of human rights violations would do well to introspect and see what egregious abuses they are perpetrating in their own country, including in Balochistan. The brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of State oppression."

Swaraj further said, "In our midst, there are nations that still speak the language of terrorism, that nurture it, peddle it, and export it. To shelter terrorists has become their calling card. We must identify these nations and hold them to account. These nations, in which UN designated terrorists roam freely, lead processions and deliver their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity, are as culpable as the very terrorists they harbour. Such countries should have no place in the comity of nations." (ANI)