New Delhi: India will exercise its right of reply in response to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comments on the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during his virtual speech at the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA). Before UNGA, Khan addressed a range of topics including climate change, Islamophobia and COVID-19. Prime Minister Khan also addressed the Kashmir issue in his address.Also Read – Committed To Taking On The Toughest Challenges We Face Together, Tweets Biden After The Bilateral Meeting With PM Modi
Khan stressed that Pakistan wanted peace with India and said that lasting peace in South Asia depends on the resolution of the dispute between Jammu and Kashmir. “India remains the duty to create a conducive environment for meaningful and results-oriented engagement with Pakistan,” it says in its statement. Also Read – PM Modi Arrives in New York to Address the 76th UN General Assembly | That is why his speech is most awaited by world leaders
This is not the first time India has exercised its right of reply against Khan. Last year too, India had promptly responded to the Pakistani Prime Minister’s comments and asked the United Nations to speak in order to exercise the right to reply to Pakistani statements. Also Read – PM Modi Welcomes White House With Joe Biden, Video Wins Heart | Regard
“The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. The rules and laws introduced in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are purely internal affairs of India, ”the Indian delegate Mijito Vinito said in an energetic response.
Vinito had angered Khan, saying that Imran was “the same person who called terrorist Osama bin Laden a” martyr “in his parliament in July”.
In particular, India will exercise its right of reply after all country talks have been completed in the high-level debate at the 76th session of the UNGA. This is usually the case when countries begin to exercise the right to react to statements made against them by other countries.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in New York to address the 76th session of the UNGA. He left Washington Friday after meeting with President Joe Biden and attending the Quad Summit.