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Nawaz Sharif's UN speech: Pakistan PM glorifies Burhan Wani, India hits back

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 September 2016, 9:21 IST

After Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke about Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), External Affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup on 21 September responded sharply immediately, on twitter, to some of the remarks that the Pakistan PM made.

Swarup also criticised Sharif for failing to mention about the recent Uri terror attack that took lives of 18 Indian jawans and left several injured.

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"PM Sharif at UNGA says India poses unacceptable conditions to dialogue. India's only condition is an end to terrorism. This is not acceptable" Swarup asked on External Affairs Ministry's Twitter handle. He was responding to Sharif's allegation that Pakistan had been ready to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue, but India puts forward 'unacceptable pre-conditions'.

It was just the beginning. Responding to Sharif's comment that Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was a symbol of the Kashmiri "intifada," Swarup tweeted the Pakistan PM's glorification of Wani showed his county's "attachment to terrorism."

And finally, Swarup criticised Sharif's failure to explicitly mention the recent terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir - which claimed the lives of 17 Indian jawans, and injured 19 more. He said Sharif was "in complete denial of Uri terror attack."

"19 infiltration attempts stopped at LoC this year. Indigenous??!!" he asked, pointing to the role Pakistan is widely seen as having played in the attack.

First published: 22 September 2016, 9:21 IST
 
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