Indian delegate walks out as Pakistan PM Imran Khan begins speech at UN
- India said Islamabad peddled “another litany of vicious falsehood"
- Earlier, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister also had brought up the Kashmir dispute
- He called it the UN's 'most glaring and long-standing disputes'
Indian diplomat, Mijito Vinito, walked out of the general assembly hall when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began his speech, PTI reported. In his pre-recorded video statement to the General Debate at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday, Imran Khan commented on India's internal affairs, including Jammu and Kashmir.
Responding to Pakistan's remarks, India said Islamabad peddled “another litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, warmongering.”
“PM of Pakistan statement a new diplomatic low -- at 75th UN General Assembly. Another litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, warmongering and obfuscation of Pakistan’s persecution of its own minorities and of its cross-border terrorism. Befitting Right of Reply awaits," India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti tweeted.
Exercising India’s right to reply to Pakistan PM at UNGA, Mijito Vinito, the First Secretary, India Mission to UN said, “This Hall heard incessant rant of someone who had nothing to show for himself, who had no achievements to speak of and no reasonable suggestion to offer to the world.”
He also said that Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is integral and inalienable part of India. “The only dispute left in Kashmir relates to that part of Kashmir that's still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to vacate all those areas that it's in illegal occupation of,” he added.
On Monday, addressing the UNGA, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also had brought up the Kashmir dispute.
“The Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine disputes are the organisation’s most glaring and long-standing disputes. The people of occupied J&K still await the fulfilment of the commitment made to them by the UN to grant them their right to self-determination,” he had said.