Imran Khan's sharp taunt on both America and India in the UN General Assembly

 Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, spoke on many issues like the current situation in Afghanistan, the Taliban government, the attitude of the US, Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Islamophobia.


Imran Khan in his address strongly targeted India

Accusing India of taking illegal steps in Jammu and Kashmir, he said that since August 5, 2019, India has taken many illegal and unilateral steps in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Imran Khan alleged and said-

• 900,000 armed forces were deployed.

• Senior Kashmiri leaders were placed under house arrest.

• The media and the Internet were banned.

• Peaceful protests were violently suppressed.

• 13000 young Kashmiris were kidnapped and hundreds were tortured.

• Hundreds of innocent Kashmiris were killed in a fake "encounter".

The Prime Minister of Pakistan also accused the Indian security forces of human rights violations in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. He said in his address that Pakistan has been repeatedly informing the world about this.

Imran Khan said, "India is violating the UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir by its decisions and actions. The UN Security Council resolution clearly states that the disputed area will be resolved through a fair referendum under the supervision of the UN. India is also violating international human rights rules in Kashmir. I am sorry that the world's stand on human rights violations in Kashmir is discriminatory.

"India's actions in Kashmir violate international human rights and humanitarian laws, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, and are war crimes and crimes against humanity," he said.

He lamented that the world's approach to human rights violations is selective. "Geopolitical considerations, corporate interests, commercial gains often compel countries to ignore the crimes of their respective countries," he said.

He said such "double standards" are most evident in the context of India. Prime Minister Imran Khan also raised the issue of the death of Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

He said the mortal remains of the senior Kashmiri leader were forcibly snatched from his family and prevented from being buried according to their wishes and Muslim traditions, the most recent example of Indian brutality.

He said, "This action was against basic norms, beyond any law or moral sanction. I demand from this General Assembly that Syed Gilani's body should be allowed to be buried with Islamic rites."

The only option for the people of Afghanistan - a stable and strong Taliban government

In the United Nations, Imran Khan also spoke on the situation in Afghanistan and the Taliban government.

In his address, PM Imran Khan said that the world needs to understand that when it comes to Afghanistan, the only way out is that the government there should be stable and strong.

He said it was "the only essential option for the people of Afghanistan."

In his address, he said, "The international community should think about what path to choose next. If we ignore Afghanistan now, then according to the United Nations, Afghanistan, which is already facing a bad situation, will be there by next year." About 90% of the people will fall below the poverty line."

"A major humanitarian crisis is brewing and it will affect not only the neighboring countries of Afghanistan, but the whole world," he said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that if there is no stable and strong government, an unstable, chaotic Afghanistan will again become a safe haven for international terrorists.

He said that in such a situation, for the sake of the people of Afghanistan, the only way left is that the present government should be strengthened and stabilized.

Appeal to 'promote Taliban'

Prime Minister Imran Khan also gave a brief description of the Taliban's promises in his media briefing.

He said that he has promised to respect human rights, form an inclusive government, not allow our soil to be used by terrorists.

Imran Khan said, "If the world community encourages him, it will be a big victory. Because these are the four conditions that were met during the US-Taliban talks in Doha.

The prime minister emphasized that Afghanistan is at a "critical" juncture.

He said, "We cannot waste time because there is a need for help. Humanitarian aid should be given there immediately. The Secretary-General of the United Nations has taken bold steps. I urge the international community to unite and move forward in this direction." "

 

Imran Khan also spoke on Islamophobia

Prime Minister Imran Khan also discussed Islamophobia. He said the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy has described it as an emerging threat. It enhances the tendency of right-wing, xenophobic and violent nationalists to target Muslims.

"I call on the Secretary-General to convene a global dialogue to counter the growing cases of Islamophobia. Our efforts should, at the same time, promote inter-religious harmony," he said.

Imran Khan specifically mentioned India in the context of Islamophobia.

"The hate-filled 'Hindutva' ideology of the fascist RSS-BJP regime has created an atmosphere of fear and violence against India's 200 million Muslim community," He said.


 

America accused of ingratitude

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address, while fiercely targeting India, on the other hand also described himself as a victim of American ingratitude.

In his address, he also accused Pakistan of adopting double standards.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan said, "Some American politicians and some European politicians blamed Pakistan for the current situation in Afghanistan. From this forum I want all of them to know that other than Afghanistan, because of these circumstances, The one that suffered the most was Pakistan; when it became a part of the American war after the 9/11 attacks."

Imran Khan said that 80,000 Pakistanis lost their lives in return for supporting America. This caused internal conflict and discontent in the country while the US carried out drone strikes.

"So now that we hear that America is keen and concerned about taking care of interpreters and everyone who helps America, we wonder what about us?"

Imran Khan said, instead of being praised for this, Pakistan was only blamed.

Imran Khan said that there is a section in Afghanistan that blames Pakistan for the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan.

In August, the United Nations also rejected Pakistan's request to present its side in a special meeting on Afghanistan. This made the suspicion of the international community clear.

India's strong reaction

Responding to the address of the Prime Minister of Pakistan under the Right to Reply in the United Nations General Assembly, he said that Pakistan openly supports terrorists. India said that it is known globally that Pakistan provides weapons to terrorists.

India's first secretary at the United Nations General Assembly, Sneha Dubey, expressed strong opposition to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement. He said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tried to bring India's internal affairs on the world stage and tarnish the image by spreading lies. On this effort of his, we have used our Right to Reply.

In its response, India said that Pakistan also has a degrading record of harbouring or hosting most terrorists on the UN Security Council's banned list. Osama bin Laden was given asylum by Pakistan. Even today, Pakistan calls Osama a martyr.

"Pakistan nurtures terrorists. We have been hearing that Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism. Actually, Pakistan is a country that sets fire by becoming a firefighter. It is very difficult for Pakistan to understand pluralism because there is a ban on reaching the top for minorities. Entire Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral part of India and always will be.