United Nations: In a takedown of Pakistan for its support to terrorism, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday dismissed Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s accusations of violating human rights.
Sushma Swaraj told the UN General Assembly that “Whereas we produce IITs and IIMs, they (Pakistan) have produced LeT and Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM). We have produced doctors and scientists; you have churned out terrorists and jihadis. While a doctor saves lives, jihadis kill”.
Sushma Swaraj response was another bitter exchange between India and Pakistan, with Swaraj following up the strong description of the neighbour as “Terroristan” by saying Islamabad has rebuffed all Indian initiatives to normalise and improve bilateral ties.
She took a dig at the international community too for first failing to recognise terrorism as a global threat and dismissing it as a “law and order” problem and also for continuing to quibble over the definition of terrorism.
Sushma Swaraj had earlier asked the BRICS grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to condemn efforts, including by states, of using religion to sponsor terrorism against other nations.