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Sushma Swaraj at UNGA: Brutality against Baloch people is the worst form of State oppression

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 September 2016, 21:43 IST
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In her address at the United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 26 September rebuked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'tirade' on Kashmir and said that those accusing others of rights violations must also look at the "worst form of state oppression" in Balochistan.

Without mentioning Pakistan, Swaraj said countries have to come together to fight the scourge of terrorism, if some country is not willing then it must be isolated. She also asserted that terrorism is the biggest violation of human rights.

Referring to the recent attacks in the Valley, Swaraj said Kashmir is an integral part of India and Pakistan must stop dreaming about it. She also snubbed Sharif and in an indirect reference to Balochistan, the External Affairs minister said that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.

Taking a veiled dig at Pakistan, she said that there are nations "in our midst" where UN designated terrorists roam freely and deliver "their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity", an apparent reference to Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.

In a strong rebuttal of the "baseless allegations" made by Sharif from the podium of the General Assembly about human rights violations by India in Kashmir, Swaraj said, "I can only say that those accusing others of human rights violations would do well to introspect and see what egregious abuses they are perpetrating in their own country, including in Balochistan. The brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of state oppression."

-With inputs from PTI

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First published: 26 September 2016, 21:43 IST
 
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