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India at UN: Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi's remarks on Peshawar school attack dishonour memory of children killed

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 30 Sep 2018, 10:22:46 AM
India at UN: Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi's remarks on Peshawar school attack dishonour memory of children killed (PTI Photo)

New York:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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First Published : 30 Sep 2018, 10:19:08 AM