The external affairs minister also went a step further to extend the loaded olive branch.
In her speech, that was beamed live by most Indian TV channels, Swaraj said that India has been facing terrorism for 25 years, suggesting that she takes the cut off year for the beginning of Pakistan-fomented terrorism in India as 1989-90 when terrorism hit Jammu and Kashmir, and is ignoring the previous five years of terror activities that rocked Punjab.
The praise flowed in a series of tweets from the Prime Minister, who also called and congratulated Sushma for echoing his tough talk on Pakistan and emphasising the need to end all forms of terror. Modi said: “Fully agree with you @SushmaSwaraj ji, empowering the girl child is vital to bring about a change in society”.
Moreover, in a statement Narendra Modi said that the issue of terrorism, the answer given by Sushma was simply excellent.
India deputed a first secretary in the permanent mission to respond to the Pakistan PM’s UNGA speech. So when Ahmad stood up, many of heads of government who had spoken earlier, including Swaraj, had left. It was a retort to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speech on Tuesday for a four-point “peace plan” for ties with India. “By doing so, India seeks to mask its own sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan“. Unlike in the past, when Indian leaders including Prime Ministers either made passing references to Pakistan as a terror-exporting nation or couched their criticism in indirect ways, Ms Swaraj named and shamed Islamabad. “This is a continuation of the sad saga of the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat”, Pakistani diplomat said. “If we are to preserve the centrality and legitimacy of the United Nations as the custodian of global peace, security and development, the reform of the Security Council is its most urgent and pressing need”.
“Under their leadership, she said, “we have achieved what we could not do so over two decades of discussions a” a text to negotiate, unanimously adopted by consensus in the General Assembly”.
India and Pakistan continued to wrangle at the United Nations, as Pakistan exercised its right to reply to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s address, with an unbridled attack on India. She said the prime ministers of the two countries had decided precisely the same during the last meeting in Ufa in Russian Federation in July.