India has responded to Pakistan foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto’s unsavoury remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a United Nations meeting in New York on Friday, calling it “uncivilised”
In response to media queries regarding Pakistan Foreign Minister’s uncivilised remarks, the Official Spokesperson, Shri Arindam Bagchi said, “These comments are a new low, even for Pakistan. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan has obviously forgotten this day in 1971, which was a direct result of the genocide unleashed by Pakistani rulers against ethnic Bengalis and Hindus. Unfortunately, Pakistan does not seem to have changed much in the treatment of its minorities. It certainly lacks credentials to cast aspersions at India.”
Attacking Modi, Bhutto — who was in New York to participate in the United Nation meetings — said on Thursday, “Osama bin Laden is dead, but the butcher of Gujarat lives and he is the Prime Minister of India.”
Referring to Modi, Bhutto said he was banned from entering the US until he became the Prime Minister of India. “This is the prime minister of the RSS and the Foreign Minister of the RSS. What is the RSS? The RSS takes inspiration from Hitler’s SS”, the Pakistan foreign minister stated.
These comments came in the wake of his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar calling Pakistan the “epicentre of terrorism”.
In India’s official response, MEA said that counter terrorism remains high on the global agenda and India is aligned to global trends and has taken lead in countering terrorism. “Pakistan’s indisputable role in sponsoring, harbouring, and actively financing terrorist and terrorist organisations remains under the scanner. Pakistan FM’s uncivilised outburst seems to be a result of Pakistan’s increasing inability to use terrorists and their proxies,” read the statement.
Reminding Pakistan of the degree terrorism sponsored on its soil has brought mayhem across the world, the release said, “Cities like New York, Mumbai, Pulwama, Pathankot and London are among the many that bear the scars of Pakistan-sponsored, supported and instigated terrorism. This violence has emanated from their Special Terrorist Zones and exported to all parts of the world. “Make in Pakistan” terrorism has to stop.”
“Pakistan is a country that glorifies Osama bin Laden as a martyr, and shelters terrorists like Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Sajid Mir and Dawood Ibrahim. No other country can boast having 126 UN-designated terrorists and 27 UN-designated terrorist entities,” it further added.
“We wish that Pakistan FM would have listened more sincerely yesterday at the UN Security Council to the testimony of Ms. Anjali Kulthe, a Mumbai nurse who saved the lives of 20 pregnant women from the bullets of the Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab. Clearly, the Foreign Minister was more interested in whitewashing Pakistan’s role.”
Warning Pakistan that if it didn’t change it’s ways it would always remain a pariah it said, “Pakistan FM’s frustration would be better directed towards the masterminds of terrorist enterprises in his own country, who have made terrorism a part of their State policy. Pakistan needs to change its own mindset or remain a pariah.”