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Modi’s speech was divorced from the reality of intolerant India says Akram


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

27th Sep, 2020. 12:52 pm
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Munir Akram

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram has said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly was silent on critical international issues.

In his recent statement, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram said the speech of the Indian Prime Minister was divorced from the reality of an intolerant, divided, brutal, and economically failing India, locked in disputes with all its neighbors.

Munir Akram while referring to Modi’s boasts about the reforms he had introduced, including freeing of 600 million people from open defecation, said the world is not very interested in how many Indians defecate in public.

The Indian Prime Minister made no mention of issues such as Kashmir, the Middle East, especially the Palestine question, as well as climate change.

Since August 5, 2019, India has come under heavy criticism from the UN and other international human rights organizations and the media for its oppressive occupation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, its gross human rights violations of the Kashmir people, and marginalization of its minorities, including millions of Muslims.

PM Khan address to UNGA

While addressing, PM Khan highlighted the Kashmir Issue once again on the international platform. The primer also discussed how Pakistan has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.

“Peace is needed to give rights to citizens, We opted for the smart lockdown to save our people from COVID, Government policies aim to increase living standards of citizens, A new arms race is underway between the new opposition forces,” said PM Khan.

PM Khan On Islamophobia:

During his virtual speech at the UNGA session, the premier also touched the issue of Islamophobia. He condemned the rising incidents of burning the Holy Quran and the blasphemous publication materials against the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

“Muslims continue to be targeted with impunity in many countries,” he said. “Our shrines are being destroyed, our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) insulted, the Holy Quran burnt, and all this in the name of freedom of speech.”

PM Khan Warns India:

While addressing the UNGA session, PM Khan warned India against carrying out any misadventure, he said,

“It will be met by a nation that is ready to fight till the end for its freedom.”

He went on to say that India follows the extremist ideology that believes India is only for Hindus and people from other religions are not equal citizens.

“While the Nazis’ hate was directed at the Jews, the RSS directs it at the Muslims, and to a lesser extent, the Christians.”

“The secularism of Gandhi and Nehru has been replaced by the dream of creating a Hindu Rashtra, by subjugating, even cleansing India’s 200 million Muslims and other minorities,” he added.

PM Imran spoke about the RSS’s attempt to destroy the Babri Masjid and the killing of 2,000 Muslims in the Gujarat riots.

“And this was [Gujarat massacre] under the watch of chief minister Modi,” he said.