Reacting to the Pakistani PM’s remarks on Kashmir, India charged his country with harbouring terrorists

India has called out Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for making baseless claims against India in his speech to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

In a strong statement, First Secretary of the Indian Mission to the UN Mijito Vinito slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorists responsible for the horrible 26/11 Mumbai attack and charged it with supporting international terrorism.

Exercising India's right of reply on Friday, he said, "It is regrettable that the Pakistan PM chose the platform of this assembly to make false accusations against India. He has done so to obfuscate misdeeds in his own country and to justify actions against India."

Mijito also responded to Sharif's claim that "We look for peace with all our neighbours," saying, "A polity that claims it seeks peace with its neighbours would never sponsor cross-border terrorism, nor shelter planners of horrific Mumbai terrorist attack…disclosing their existence only after pressure from the international community."

In closing remarks, Mijito said, "The desire for peace, security, and progress in the Indian subcontinent will surely happen when cross-border terrorism ceases, when governments come clean with the international community and their own people, when minorities are not persecuted, and, not least, when we recognise these realities before this Assembly."

Earlier, at the 77th session of the UNGA, the Pakistani Prime Minister raised the Kashmir issue and stated that his country seeks peace with all of its neighbors, including India. He continued,

"Sustainable peace and stability in South Asia, however, remains contingent upon a just and lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute."

Additionally, he brought up the Indian government's 2019 decision to repeal Article 370 and Article 35 A.