Arsonist disguised as firefighter: India’s first secretary responds to Pakistan PM’s Kashmir remarks at UNGA

India's first secretary Sneha Dubey responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's remarks on Kashmir at the UNGA. (Photo: ANI)

India’s first secretary Sneha Dubey responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s remarks on Kashmir at the UNGA. (Photo: ANI)

At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), India’s first secretary Sneha Dubey responded to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks on Kashmir. She said, “We exercise our right of reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august forum by bringing in matters internal to my country and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage.”

Further, Sneha Dubey accused Pakistan of being an “arsonist disguising itself as a firefighter”.

In his pre-recorded speech aired on Friday evening at the UNGA, Pakistan PM Imran Khan had said, “New Delhi has embarked on what it ominously calls the final solution for the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.” He went on to list what he called “gross and systematic violations of human rights” committed by Indian forces.

In response to this, India’s Sneha Dubey said that such statements “deserve our collective contempt and sympathy for the mindset of the person who utters falsehood repeatedly.” She then said she would “set the record straight”.


She said this was not the first time the leader of Pakistan had “misused platforms provided by the UN” to propagate “false and malicious propaganda” against India.

India’s delegate Sneha Dubey claimed that Pakistan PM Imran Khan was trying to divert the world’s attention from the “sad state of his country where terrorists enjoy a free pass”.

“Member states are aware that Pakistan has an established history and policy of harbouring, aiding and actively supporting terrorists.This is a country that has been globally recognised as openly supporting, training, financing and arming terrorists as a matter of state policy,” she said.

Finally, Sneha Dubey emphasised that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Ladakh “were, are and always will be an integral and inalienable part of India”. “This includes areas that are under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation,” she said.

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