A day after Sushma Swaraj’s razor-sharp attack on Islamabad for harbouring terrorism, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations Saad Warraich raked up Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the RSS and lynching incidents to counter attack India.
Exercising the Right of Reply, Warraich said: “The breeding ground of terrorism in our region is the RSS centres of Fascism. The claims of religious superiority are perpetrated through straight patronage all across India.”
The Pakistani envoy to UN said “Hindu extremist” Yogi Adityanath, who serves as the Chief Minister of India’s largest state Uttar Pradesh, openly supported the superiority of Hindus.
“Members of India’s minorities, including Christians and Muslims, are publicly lynched at the hands of Hindus elites, where an unabashed Hindu extremist Yogi Adityanath, who openly supports the superiority of the Hindus, serves as the face of the largest Indian state Uttar Pradesh,” he said.
Warraich also raked up the issue of Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying that several Bengalis suddenly became homeless and “have been called termites by a prominent Indian leader”.
“For a country where Right to citizenship to Bengalis in Assam is being arbitrarily rescinded and who have suddenly been made stateless and have been called ‘termites’ by a prominent Indian leader, where churches and mosques are torched, is surely not qualified to give sermons to others,”
BJP President Amit Shah had called Bangladeshi people living in India “termites”.
Pakistan’s response came after Eenam Gambhir, India’s First Secretary in Permanent Mission of India to UN, strongly rebutted Pakistan’s allegations that New Delhi was responsible for the deadly 2014 terror attack at Army Public School in Peshawar.
“Let me recollect for Pakistan’s new government, the out-pouring of sorrow and pain in India that followed the massacre of innocent school children. India’s parliament had expressed solidarity while paying respect to the memory of those killed. Schools all over India had observed two minutes silence in their memory,” Gambhir said.
Reacting to Pakistan’s “false” claim of fighting terrorism, Gambhir said, “Will Pakistan deny that UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed enjoys a free run inside Pakistan, spews venom & sets up candidates for electoral offices?”