Just days after Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif raked up Kashmir at the UN, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday gave a stern message to Pakistan to ‘abandon its dream’ of obtaining ‘territory it covets’ through terror attacks.
Swaraj said this while addressing the United Nations General Assembly. On September 22, Sharif in his speech had said that his country "fully supports Kashmir's right to self-determination". Sharif went so far as to say that slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was a hero and the 'symbol of Kashmir's demand for resolution'. "Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian forces has emerged as a symbol of latest Kashmiri 'intifada'," Sharif said. Referring to the violent protests in the Valley, Sharif said that the 'oppression and brutalities by Indian troops will only intensify their anger and demand for self-determination'.
Following are the highlights from Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the UN: