United Nations: In what could be a knockout punch for terror sponsor state Pakistan, India on Friday in a befitting reply termed Pakistan as ‘terroristan’.
India told the United Nations in reaction to Islamabad accusing New Delhi of carrying out war crimes in Kashmir.
“In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure (“Pak” is Urdu for pure) has actually produced the land of pure terror. Pakistan is now Terroristan,” Eenam Gambhir, India’s First Secretary to the United Nations said at the world forum.
India’s statement, expressed as a right of reply to the remarks made by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, represents an escalation of a usually shrill war of words between the two countries.
At one point, the Indian statement referred to Pakistan solely as ‘Terroristan’. “Terroristan is in fact a territory whose contribution to the globalisation of terror is unparalleled.”
In his first remarks to the UN general assembly, Pakistan’s new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi launched a scathing attack on India, reiterating known positions of the government in Islamabad irrespective of the party and person in charge.
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Abbasi also took aim at the United States seemingly, harnessing a sense of distress felt at home by growing alienation from a one-time ally. Without naming the US or President Trump, Abbasi spoke of “rising racism and religious hatred” and “physical walls” and “psychological barriers”.