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India claims diplomatic win over Pakistan at U.N. (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

India said Pakistan’s campaign to highlight Kashmir at the United Nations had failed.

India’s stand on solidarity among terror victims came after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif described slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “young leader” in his UNGA speech. India had rebutted it by saying that the Pakistani leader had used the highest podium of the U.N. to “glorify” terrorism.

India’s comments at the U.N. General Assembly were also backed by Afghan Vice-President Sarwar Danesh who took on Pakistan and said: “The world knows where the Taliban lives.”

The India-Afghan common approach to regional terrorism was also boosted by the India-U.S.-Afghanistan trilateral that was held on the sidelines of the UNGA on September 21 in New York. The trilateral covered “peace and reconciliation” and the security situation in Afghanistan.

Pakistan hosts Ivy League of terrorism, U.N. told
Consequences of Pakistan’s policy of sponsoring terrorism have spread beyond the region, India told the U.N. General Assembly, responding to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s broadside against New Delhi on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. 

India mounted a counter-attack hours after Mr. Sharif’s speech at the General Assembly, connecting Pakistan’s record of nuclear proliferation to its support of terrorism and the dangers it posed to global security.

“The land of Taxila, one of the greatest learning centres of ancient times, is now host to the Ivy League of terrorism. It attracts aspirants and apprentices from all over the world.”

Pak. gets little support
Pakistan has sought to hard-sell its old position on Kashmir by using the current chaos and violence in the Valley, but it has got little international support.

Pakistan has raised the issue of Kashmir at every UNGA meeting for almost seven decades. However, the last time the U.N. discussed the Kashmir issue was in 1957. Despite its raising the issue constantly, none of the other 192 countries in the U.N. has raised the Kashmir issue. 

All countries that responded to the recent attacks in Uri — from the U.S., the U.K., even Saudi Arabia and UAE [old allies of Pakistan] — spoke about the need to end terrorism — which is India’s position — and did not talk about human rights and self determination, which is Pakistan’s stand.



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