On Friday, Indian delegate Mijito Vinito delivered a strong-worded response to the accusatory speech given by Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan at the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Khan’s pre-recorded address raised the Kashmir issue and criticized the Indian government. Vinito who had walked out during the address later requested the floor for a “right to reply”.
In his response Vinito referred to J&K and said that the UT was an “inalienable part of India”. he added that its rules and legislation were strictly the internal affairs of India.
“The only dispute left in Kashmir relates to the part of Kashmir that is still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to vacate all those areas that it is in illegal occupation of,” he further added.
He attacked the PM by saying that he had nothing to contribute to the UN assembly and hence decided to engage “lies, misinformation, warmongering, and malice”.
“This Hall heard the incessant rant of someone who had nothing to show for himself, who had no achievements to speak of, and no reasonable suggestion to offer to the world. Instead, we saw lies, misinformation, warmongering, and malice spread through this Assembly. The words used today at this great Assembly by the leader of Pakistan (Imran Khan) demean the very essence of the United Nations,” he added.
Mijito Vinito is the First Secretary of the India Mission to the United Nations. Additionally, PM Modi is likely to address the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) virtually on Saturday.