Attacking Pakistan for the “preposterous allegation” its Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made at the UN that India “supported” terrorists behind the 2014 attack on a Peshawar school, Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir on Sunday said that the “despicable insinuation” dishonours the memory of the children killed in the assault.
India's First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Eenam Gambhir, exercised India’s Right of Reply and rejected Qureshi’s baseless allegation made during his General Assembly address on Saturday night.
“Among the most outrageous was the preposterous allegation relating to the horrific terror attack on a Peshawar school four years ago,” Gambhir said.
Amongst the most outrageous were the preposterous allegation relating to the horrifying terror attack on Peshawar school 4 yrs ago. Let me recollect, for Pak new govt, the outpouring of sorrow&pain in India that followed massacre of innocent children in '14: Eenam Gambhir #UNGA pic.twitter.com/dFDpLd0O6b— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2018
She also said that India's Parliament had expressed solidarity while paying respect to the memory of those killed. Schools all over India had observed two minutes of silence in the memory of the children killed in Peshawar, as reported by news agency ANI.
She said the allegation was a “desperate attempt” to look away from the monster of terror Pakistan has created in its quest to destabilise its neighbours and covet their territory.
The despicable insinuation made by Pak Foreign Min dishonours memory of innocent lives lost to terrorists that day. It's a desperate attempt to look away from monster of terror that Pak itself created in its quest to destabilise its neighbours&covet their territory: Eenam Gambhir pic.twitter.com/CwVrRW7H0g— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2018
Qureshi had said that Pakistan will never forget the mass murder of more than 150 children in the Peshawar school, the Mastung attack and many others that “have links with terrorists supported by India.”
The Peshawar attack was carried out by heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers who stormed the army-run school and took several hostages. The attackers wearing paramilitary Frontier Corps uniforms had entered the school and started indiscriminate firing.
Gambhir also asked if Pakistan can deny the fact that it is the “host and patron” of 132 of the UN-designated terrorists and 22 terrorist entities listed under the UN Security Council Sanctions regimes.
Can Pakistan deny that it's the host&patron of 132 of the UN designated terrorists&22 terrorist entities sanctioned under the 1267&1988 UN Security Council Sanctions regime as of today?: E Gambhir, India's First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN at the #UNGA pic.twitter.com/cd0H3hgkBI— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2018
She asked if “Will Pakistan deny that the UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed enjoys a free run inside Pakistan and spews venom and sets up candidates for electoral offices,” she said.
Will Pakistan deny that UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed enjoys a free run inside Pakistan, spews venom & sets up candidates for electoral offices?: Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN at the #UNGA
— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2018