PAK Is Factory For Producing Terrorists: EAM Sushma Swaraj

September 25th, 2017 | by Sukumar Roy
PAK Is Factory For Producing Terrorists: EAM Sushma Swaraj
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INDIA on Saturday slammed Pakistan for emerging as the world’s “pre-eminent export factory for terror” disturbing peace and tranquillity in several countries. Tearing into its trigger happy western neighbour, India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Ambala born  lawyer turned politico, recalled that while Indian  has become  an  internationally recognised IT power house, Pakistan  has languished and degenerated since they became  separate nations in 1947 .“What has Pakistan offered to the world and indeed to its own people apart from terrorism?”  Sushma asked the Pakistan’s political bosses while addressing The 72nd UN General Assembly .She called Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan “a champion of hypocrisy preaching about humanity from this podium”. He had accused India of ruthlessly violating human and democratic rights of the people in Kashmir.“We produced scholars, doctors, engineers. What have you produced?” Swaraj asked.“You have produced terrorists. Doctors save people from death; terrorists send them to death, ”the seasoned

“India created IIMs, IITs and AIIMs, but Pakistan, what have you created? You have created Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Haqqani Network and Hizbul Mujahideen,” she said .If Pakistan had spent on its development what it has spent on developing terror, both Pakistan and the world would be safer and better-off today,”she said .Refuting Abbasi’s accusations that India was indulging in State-sponsored terrorism and violating human rights, she acidly commented, “Those listening had only one observation: Look who’s talking!”On the issue of bilateral dialogue, Swaraj reminded the Pakistani leader that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who from the moment he took his oath of office, offered the hand of peace and friendship, adding it was for Pakistan to answer why his nation spurned this offer. Swaraj  lashed out at the Pak PM for harking back to old UN resolutions on  the Kashmir issue, while conveniently forgetting that under the Shimla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration, both countries have resolved to settle all outstanding issues bilaterally.“The reality is that Pakistan’s politicians remember everything, manipulate memory into a convenience. They are masters at “forgetting” facts that destroy their version,” she said. India represented a culture and thought that truly believed in the world being one family: “May all be happy; May all be healthy; May all see what is good; May all be free from suffering.” India is resolved to fighting poverty, but our neighbour Pakistan is only interested in fighting us. If we continue to differentiate between good terrorists and bad terrorists, how can we fight together? If even the United Nations Security Council cannot agree on the listing of terrorists, how can we fight together?  she said. Swaraj made a strong pitch for early adoption of the long-pending Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT)  which India  as one of the oldest victims of terrorism proposed as far back as 1996.

She  regretted  saying although two decades have passed, little has happened other than ritualistic condemnations of the evil and pious resolves to fight the menace, and said that the United Nations has still not been able to agree upon a definition of terrorism because of duplicitous behaviour on part of some nations, motivated by their self-interest.“If we cannot agree to define our enemy, how can we fight together? If we continue to differentiate between good terrorists and bad terrorists, how can we fight together? If even the United Nations Security Council cannot agree on the listing of terrorists, how can we fight together?” she asked, urging an agreement on this issue before the end of this year. Swaraj also drew the world body’s attention to the continuing delay in effecting the long pending demand for reform in the world body comprising 193 nations notably expanding the UN Security Council in both the permanent and non-permanent categories. She recalled in 2005 at the time of the World Summit, there was a consensus on early reform of the Security Council. “If we are serious, then the least we can do is produce one text that can be the basis for negotiation,” she said. Swaraj also used her address to highlight a whole host of pro-poor initiatives spearheaded by the Modi Government, dwelling on economic programmes such as Jan Dhan, Mudra, Ujjwala, Skill India, Digital India,  Start-Up India and Stand-Up India. She also strongly defended The Paris Accord on Climate Change under the auspices of UN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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