Exercising its right of reply in the general debate at the ongoing UN General Assembly Session here, India slammed Pakistan for its support to terrorism, labelling it as "Terroristan". / PTI IMAGE
"In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror," Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN, said on Thursday in response to Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi's statement that "the struggle" of the people in Kashmir was being "brutally suppressed by India". / AFP IMAGE
Gambhir said that the current state of Pakistan could be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Saeed, leader of the UN-designated terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, was now seeking to be legitimised as a leader of a political party./ PTI IMAGE
She described Pakistan as a country whose counter-terrorism policy is to "mainstream and upstream terrorists by either providing safe havens to global terror leaders in its military town, or protecting them with political careers". / AFP IMAGE
Stating that nothing can justify Pakistan's avaricioius efforts to covet territories of its neighbours, Gambhir said: "In so far as India is concerned, Pakistan must understand that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of India. However much it scales up cross-border terrorism, it will never succeed in undermining India's territorial integrity."