India and Pakistan are having fresh row over terrorism yet again. In a major development, India hit out at Pakistan for its lies at the United Nations recently after Islamabad UN envoy claimed to have submitted a statement about the issue in a Security Council meeting. Now for your information, unlike India, Pakistan is not a UN Security Council member and hence it had no right to give such a statement. In response, India said that Pakistan is the world’s biggest sponsor of cross-border terrorism and it “tries to masquerade” itself as a victim of terror. So in this article we shall focus on how India exposed Pakistan on the terror front at the UN.
Here are all the details about the fresh Indo-Pak terror row explained in 5 points
1. So what triggered the row?
Recently the Pakistan Mission falsely said that its UN envoy Munir Akram submitted a statement at a Security Council debate on Report of the Secretary General on Threats to International Peace and Security posed by Terrorism Actions. But interestingly the Security Council meeting was not open to the Council’s non-members. Followers of the UN meets failed to understand how Pakistan gave a statement as the session was not open to non-members. India’s Mission to the UN cited this move of Pakistan as a lie in a social media post.
Pakistan gets caught out once again saying Five Big Lies!
Read our response to their lies here 👇 pic.twitter.com/Y2SD1EckpM
— India at UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) August 24, 2020
2. How India exposed Pakistan’s lies
A) At the UN, Pakistan claimed that it has eliminated all Al-Qaeda functions from its region. But India said the Permanent Representative of Pakistan is unaware of the fact that Osama bin Laden was taking safe shelter in their country until the US forces found him inside Pakistan. India also reminded the neighbour that the Pak Prime Minister referred to Osama bin Laden as a martyr. New Delhi said Pakistan’s claim that India hired terrorists to attack them was ridiculous.
India told at the UN meet that Pakistan is home to the largest number of terrorists proscribed by the UN and many of them are still operating from inside Pakistan. India reminded that present Pak PM Imran Khan himself had admitted at the General Assembly last year that there were around 50,000 terrorists in their country.
B) India exposed another lie of Pakistan about the names of Indian nationals in the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions List made by the UN Security Council. New Delhi said the Sanctions List is in public domain and anyone can verify its claim.
C) Pakistan in its submission also made statements about Jammu and Kashmir. India said Pakistan makes ridiculous claims about India’s internal affairs. It added that Pakistan’s minority population dropped drastically since 1947 to just 3% today and still the neighbour makes false allegations about India’s sovereign actions in the Valley which are meant for people’s welfare.
D) India gave a detailed estimate of Pakistani nationals remaining at the top leadership of several terror groups such as Al Qaida, Islamic State and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan among others. India claimed that around 6500 Pakistani foreign terrorist fighters are operating in Afghanistan and most of them are with Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan.
3. The NIA chargesheet on Pulwama attack
India’s brutal attack on Pakistan at the UN took place on a day when NIA filed chargesheet over the Pulwama attack after more than one-and-a-half years since the terror stroke India. Forty CRPF personnel were killed in the Pulwama attack last year. Here what the chargesheet says as per a report:
1. The Pulwama attack plot was made in Pakistan. Jaish terrorists sent their cadres to terrorist training camps of Al-Qaida-Taliban-JeM and Haqqani-JeM in Afghanistan for training in explosives and other tactics.
2. Key accused Muhammad Omar visited Afghanistan in 2016-17 and took training. Omar tresspassed into India in Jammu-Samba Sector in April 2018 and worked as Jaish-e-Mohammad Commander.
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) August 25, 2020
6. The probe also revealed that the Pakistan-based JeM leadership comprising Masood Azhar, Rouf Asgar, and Ammar Alvi Chacha Chota Masood were continuously giving directions and guidance to the Pakistani JeM terrorists, who had infiltrated into India, both before and after the attack.
4. The Dawood factor
Dawood Ibrahim has been a long bone of contention between India and Pakistan. India has always been alleging that Pakistan gives shelter to this notorious Underworld leader since the Mumbai 1993 blasts. Recently, media outlet DNA in a report claimed that it has now come to light that India’s most wanted terrorist lives in Karachi’s posh area where Pakistan’s top officials along with top army personnel reside. Pakistan’s reply about giving shelter to Dawood has always been very misleading.
After so many years Pakistan finally says “Qubool Hai”.
Pakistan accepts that Dawood Ibrahim lives in Karachi. https://t.co/TpIqb4rZAk
— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) August 22, 2020