Pakistan chides Modi for silence on 'global issues'

By: News Desk      Published: 12:03 PM, 27 Sep, 2020
Pakistan chides Modi for silence on 'global issues'

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram, commenting on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in the UN General Assembly, has drawn the international community's attention to his silence on critical global issues facing the world.

"Modi’s speech was silent on international issues and divorced from the reality of an intolerant, divided, brutal and economically failing India, locked in disputes with all its neighbours," Ambassador Akram said when asked for his reaction by APP.

"The world public is not very interested in how many Indians defecate in public," he said, referring to Modi's boasts about the reforms he had introduced, including freeing of 600 million people from open defecation. "This was not an easy task. But India has achieved it," the Indian prime minister told the 193-member Assembly.

Speaking by video-link, Modi made no mention of issues such as Kashmir, the Middle East, especially the Palestine question, as well as climate change. 

Since August 5, 2019, India has come under heavy criticism from the UN and other international human rights organizations and the media for its oppressive occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, its gross human rights violations of the Kashmir people, and marginalization of its minorities, including millions of Muslims.