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    India Shreds Pakistan for Raising Kashmir Issue at UN, Says it Hails Terrorists as ‘Martyrs’


    For decades, the two South Asian rivals, India and , have been squabbling over Jammu and Kashmir, which both countries claim in full, but control in part. launched a diplomatic “war” against Delhi after the latter abrogated the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 and fully integrated it with India.

    India has hit out at Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue during a high-level meeting at the UN to mark the 75th anniversary of the organisation, claiming that Islamabad is globally recognised as an epicentre of terrorism and admits to harbouring terrorists.

    India's First Secretary Vidisha Maitra Vidisha Maitra exercised India's Right of Reply and scorned Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, saying that if there is an “unfinished agenda” at the UN, it is that of tackling the scourge of terrorism.

    Maitra also slammed Pakistan for using the event marking the 75th anniversary of the UN for its own agenda, “Our delegation had hoped that during this solemn commemoration of a shared global milestone, the General Assembly would be spared another repetition of the baseless falsehoods that have now become a trademark of Pakistan's interventions on such platforms”.

    Bringing up the Jammu and Kashmir matter at the UN, Pakistan's Qureshi compared Jammu and Kashmir to the Palestinian issue, saying they are the UN's “most glaring and long-standing…

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