EAM Sushma Swaraj calls for urgent fundamental reforms in UN Security Council

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She said, Pakistan's expertise is not restricted to spawning grounds for terrorism but it is also an expert in trying to mask malevolence with verbal duplicity. It is unfortunate that terrorism is reaching India from our neighbour.

She said a report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Kashmir, which Qureshi mentioned and welcomed in his speech, is a publication that no UN member-state had asked for or supported and on which no action was taken.

The Indian leader told the world leaders at the General Assembly that the most startling evidence of Pakistan's duplicity was the fact that Osama Bin Laden, the architect and ideologue of 9/11 terror attack was given safe haven in the country.

Talking to media persons in NY, he said India had frequently violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir in an attempt to divert the world's attention from its endless brutalities in Kashmir, but Pakistan acted with restraint.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has "disappointed" Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who feels that all the Pakistan bashing in NY was aimed at the BJP voters.

Despite the bounty and United Nations sanctions against him, Saeed moves around with impunity in Pakistan, addresses rallies and takes part in the 2018 general elections, she said. "They were stalled only because of Pakistan's own behaviour", she said.

Qureshi blamed India for a recent breakdown in their relations, adding that "India prefers politics over peace". Swaraj said she too had in December 2016, personally gone to Islamabad and offered a comprehensive bilateral dialogue. "But soon after, Pak-sponsored terrorists attacked our air force base in Pathankot on 2nd January".

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India accepted the proposal but, within hours of its acceptance, news came that terrorists had killed three Indian jawans, she said.

"The despicable insinuation made by the foreign minister of Pakistan dishonours the memory of the innocent lives lost to terrorists that day", Gambhir said.

Swaraj and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi were supposed to meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly this week.

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"Till today, that draft (CCIT) has remained a draft, because we can not agree on a common language".

Swaraj said, "On the one hand, we want to fight terrorism; on the other, we can not define it".

Swaraj further pointed out that in the absence of an global law on counter-terrorism, "cruelty and barbarism are advertised as heroism". "We hope India will do it as well", he added. We imagined that the arrival of the 21st Century would bring with it an age of common good, defined by cooperation in the quest for peace and prosperity.

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