Sneha Dubey, India’s First Secretary at the UNGA, said, “Regrettably, this is not the first time the leader of Pakistan has misused platforms provided by the UN to propagate false and malicious propaganda against my country, and seeking in vain to divert the world’s attention from the sad state of his country where terrorists enjoy free pass while the lives of ordinary people, especially those belonging to the minority communities, are turned upside down.”
“Member states are aware that Pakistan has an established history and policy of harbouring, aiding and actively supporting terrorists. This is a country that has been globally recognised as one openly supporting, training, financing and arming terrorists as a matter of state policy. It holds the ignoble record of hosting the largest number of terrorists proscribed by the UN Security Council,” added Sneha Dubey.
She slammed Pakistan for bringing up the internal matter of India. “We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage,” she said.
Imran Khan had addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) virtually on Saturday where he raked up the Kashmir issue during his address. Asserting that Pakistan desires peace with India, Imran Khan, however, said sustainable peace in South Asia was contingent upon the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Also read | Punjab: Five IAS, 5 PCS officers transferred
“The onus remains on India to create a conducive environment for meaningful and result-oriented engagement with Pakistan,” Khan’s statement read.
India’s secretary Dubey talking about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks said, “We marked the solemn occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks a few days back. The world has not forgotten that the mastermind behind that dastardly event, Osama Bin Laden, got shelter in Pakistan. Even today, Pakistan leadership glorify him as a martyr.”
Know who is Sneha Dubey
Sneha Dubey is a 2012 batch IFS officer. She cleared the UPSC on the first attempt. After becoming IFS, she got appointed to the Ministry of External Affairs. In 2014, she became India’s third secretary at the embassy in Madrid. At present, she is the first Secretary of India in the United Nations Assembly.
-With inputs from agencies