Minister of External affairs Sushma Swaraj at the UN meeting raised various issues related to Pakistan and India terrorism tension. Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of human rights violations in Balochistan probably the first time, said that “terrorism is undoubtedly the biggest violation of human rights”. She also said that “Abandon this dream… Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so.” on Jammu and Kashmir issue very boldly.
Further, Sushma Swaraj said “Those accusing others of human rights violations would do well to introspect and see what egregious abuses they are perpetrating in their own country, including in Balochistan. The brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of state oppression. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at other.” which was followed by a round of applause.
Continuing her speech at the UNGA Sushma Swaraj further said that “And what did we get in return? Pathankot, Bahadur Ali, and Uri. Bahadur Ali is a terrorist in our custody whose confession is living proof of Pakistan’s complicity in cross-border terror. But when confronted with such evidence, Pakistan remains in denial. It persists in the belief that such attacks will enable it to obtain the territory it covets. My firm advice to Pakistan is: abandon this dream. Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so.”
“In our midst, there are nations that still speak the language of terrorism, that nurture it, peddle it and export it. To shelter, terrorists have become their calling card. We must identify these nations and hold them to account.
“Referring to Pakistan supporting terrorist like Hafiz Saeed she further said”These nations, in which UN-designated terrorists roam freely, lead processions and deliver their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity, are as culpable as the very terrorists they harbor. Such countries should have no place in the comity of nations.”
“And if any nation refuses to join this global strategy (against terrorism), then we must isolate it,”
Sushma Swaraj also raised two critical issues at UNGA meeting, First, passing the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), which has been pending for two decades. And Second, An expansion in the membership of the Security Council to reflect contemporary realities.