India slammed Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech and United Nations assembly. Nawaz Sharif in his speech not only scratched the topic of Kashmir protests but also hailed Burhan wani.
Junior foreign minister MJ Akbar said while addressing to media, “It is shocking that a leader of a free nation can glorify a self-declared terrorist (Burhan Wani). This is self-incrimination by Pakistan.”
Mr. Akbar said that Pakistan has gone the extra mile and repeatedly offered dialogue, “We haven’t seen the first mile, where is the question of the extra mile?”… “Pakistan wants a dialogue holding a gun in its hand”…”talks and guns don’t go together”.
Just a few minutes after Mr. Sharif’s speech, Foreign ministry’s spokesperson Mr. Vikas Swarup tweeted:
Pak PM Sharif at #UNGA in complete denial of Uri terror attack. 19 infiltration attempts stopped at LoC this year. Indigenous??!!
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 21, 2016
In his 20 Minutes speech, Mr. Sharif said, “Pakistan wants peace with India… We have gone the extra mile and repeatedly offered a dialogue. India has imposed unacceptable conditions.” He added, “Talks are no favor to Pakistan. They are in the interest of both and essential to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and avoid escalation”.
He further added, “The United Nations ignores rising tensions in South Asia at its own peril. Pakistan is not engaged in the arms race but we cannot ignore neighbors’ arms build-up and will take whatever measures necessary to counter their arms build-up”.
Despite Mr. Sharif’s appeal for intervention, UN Secretary-General made no reference to Kashmir issue. He talked about the global issues including the crisis in Syria, the situation in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, refugee and migrant movement, and over Palestine issue.