‘Obfuscate misdeeds in his own country’: India hits back at Pak PM for UNGA speech

While exercising India's right of reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's statements at UNGA, First Secretary Mijito Vinito said that the Pakistan PM’s claims are only to “obfuscate misdeeds in his own country and justify actions against India.”

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File photo of First Secretary Mijito Vinito (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Indian diplomat gave a blistering retort to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday.

While exercising India's right of reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's statements at UNGA, First Secretary Mijito Vinito said that the Pakistan PM’s claims are only to “obfuscate misdeeds in his own country and justify actions against India.”

“It's regrettable that Pak PM chose platform of this assembly to make false accusations against India. He's done so to obfuscate misdeeds in his own country & justify actions against India,” said Mijito Vinito at UNGA.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in his address to the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, brought up the Kashmir issue and said that India's “illegal and unilateral” actions on August 5, 2019, to change the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, further undermined the prospects of peace and inflamed regional tensions.

Mijito Vinito further added that, “A polity that claims it seeks peace with its neighbours would never sponsor cross-border terrorism, nor shelter planners of horrific Mumbai terrorist attack.”

The ties between India and Pakistan nosedived after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution.

India’s decision evoked strong reactions from Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic ties and expelled the Indian envoy.

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