India has hit out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for raising Kashmir in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, stating Islamabad’s unrelenting support to terrorism poses a threat to the international security

In his pre-recorded video statement to the UN General Assembly on Friday, Khan made repeated references to India and the Kashmir issue and called on the world community to prosecute Indian personnel allegedly involved in “state terrorism” and “crimes against humanity” in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian delegate present in the General Assembly, Mijito Vinito, first secretary at the Indian mission to the UN, walked out as Khan’s video statement was being played at the UN General Assembly hall.

However, exercising its “right of reply” to the Pakistan Prime Minister’s speech, Indian delegation-led by Vinito said, “Let me assert here loud and clear: The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. The rules and legislations brought in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are strictly internal affairs of India.”

“The only dispute left in Kashmir relates to that part of Kashmir that is still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to vacate all those areas that it is in illegal occupation of,” he added

Hailing from Nagaland, Vinito who is an IFS officer of the 2010 batch, also highlighted Pakistan’s track record in failing to effectively counter terrorism.

“What should rather be on the agenda of the UN is Pakistan’s deep state and its unrelenting political and financial support to terrorist organisations and mercenaries, which are a threat to global peace and security,” he said.

“The only way for Pakistan to become a normal country is to abjure its moral, financial and material support to terrorism, turn its attention to the problems faced by its own population, including its minorities, and stop misusing UN platforms to further its nefarious agenda.”

He said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address at the UN, marked a “new low” in the 75th anniversary of the world body