Pakistan’s permanent representative to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi quoted Indian novelist Arundhati Roy to attack External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the UN General Assembly after she said Islamabad as the ‘world’s greatest exporter of havoc, death and humanity.’
Lodhi to target India, piggybacked on the acclaimed writer’s 2015 statement and stated in the UN Assembly on Saturday, “Much of what is in the air in India now is pure terror, in Kashmir, in other places."
Lodhi quoting Roy’s November 2015 statement siad, “These horrific murders are only a symptom. Life is hell for the living too. Whole populations of Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims, and Christians are being forced to live in terror, unsure of when and from where the assault would come.”
The Pakistani diplomat while replying to Swaraj also said, “India is “a racist and fascist ideology is firmly embedded in Modi’s government and that its leadership is drawn from the RSS which is accused of assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.”
Slamming the BJP government further Lodhi said, “The government has appointed a fanatic as the Chief Minister of India’s largest state Uttar Pradesh.”
“It is a government, which has allowed the lynching of Muslims,” added the Pakistani diplomat.
Swaraj earlier in the day had said that Pakistan was only interested in fighting India and sponsoring state terrorism.
(With Agency Inputs)