Pakistan’s permanent representative to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi attempted to malign India’s image in the UN General Assembly by showcasing fake image of ‘pellet gun victim’ responding to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s attack.
Lodhi, exercising the right to reply to Indian external minister’s statement that Pakistan is ‘pre-eminent export factory for terror’ said, “Swaraj was indulging in an orgy of slander against Pakistan.”
She also accused India of carrying out a ‘campaign of brutality inside Kashmir’ and ‘crimes against humanity’
The Pakistani permanent member to prove her point brandished a photo of a girl wounded badly which showed face of a woman peppered with wounds.
Brandishing the video she said, “This is the face of Indian democracy."
In her reply to Indian FM's speech in UNGA, Amb. Lodhi showed a pic of pellet gun injured women frm Kashmir saying this is the face of India pic.twitter.com/StuG3arPoN— Pakistan Mission UN (@PakistanUN_NY) September 24, 2017
The photo was also tweeted by official account of Twitter account of Pakistani mission to the UN.
The Photo brandished by Lodhi was taken by Heidi Levine in 2014 inside the Gaza strip. According to details featured in several photo galleries posted online including New York Times in their article said that the girl was injured in an Israeli airstrike. The media had reported that the injured girl to be Rawai Abu Joma.
The girl was injured in 2014 airtsrike — two years before unrest broke out in Jammu and Kashmir valley after Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was gunned down in an encounter by the Indian Army.
Swaraj while addressing the 72nd UNGA session in New York had said, “India has risen despite being the principal destination of Pakistan’s nefarious export of terrorism.”
(With Agency inputs)