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Isolate nations which nurture, peddle and export terrorism: Indian foreign minister at UNGA

Updated Sep 27, 2016 11:23am

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India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly. -Reuters
India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly. -Reuters

UNITED NATIONS: Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, speaking at the 71st United Nations General Assembly, said on Monday that it was time to identify nations who nurture, peddle and export terrorism and isolate them if they don't join the global fight against terrorism.

"In our midst, there are nations that still speak the language of terrorism, that nurture it, peddle it, and export it," said Swaraj in a veiled reference to Pakistan.

The harsh India rhetoric at the UNGA comes after the attack on an Indian army base in India-held Kashmir earlier this month. The attack killed 18 Indian army personnel. India immediately blamed Pakistan for the attack.

The Indian minister added it had become the calling card of such nations to shelter terrorists, and urged the United Nations (UN) to hold such nations to account.

Read: The India problem

"These nations, in which UN declared terrorists roam freely, lead processions and deliver their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity, are as culpable as the very terrorists they harbour," said Swaraj.

She also said that "such countries should have no place in the comity of nations".

Swaraj referred to the speech of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the UNGA, and said the allegations levelled against India were "baseless".

Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly. -Reuters
Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly. -Reuters

"Prime Minister of Pakistan used this podium to make baseless allegations about human rights violations in my country."

The Indian foreign minister stated that Pakistan should introspect and see the abuses being carried out in Balochistan.

She also added that the "brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of state oppression".

It is pertinent to mention that the brutal and heavy-handed tactics used by Indian security forces in India-held Kashmir has led to the deaths of more than 100 people, hundreds have been blinded by 'non-lethal pellet guns' and over a thousand people have been injured.

Swaraj claimed that India had no preconditions for talks with Pakistan and said India wants to resolve issues not on the basis of conditions, but on the basis of friendship.

She further alleged that India did not receive the appropriate response from Pakistan and instead got a reply in the form of "Pathankot, Bahadur Ali, and Uri".

"Bahadur Ali is a terrorist in our custody, whose confession is a living proof of Pakistan's complicity in cross-border terror," claimed the foreign minister.

Referring to Kashmir, she 'advised' Pakistan to abandon the dream of having control of India-held Kashmir.

“My firm advice to Pakistan is: abandon this dream. Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so,” Swaraj said.

'India not serious about resolving Kashmir issue'

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, while addressing a US CENTCOM conference in Germany, said India is not serious about resolving the issue of Kashmir.

"Pakistan has suffered the most by terrorism losing lives more than any other country in the world," said the army chief.

Also read: Diary of a Kashmir curfew: 'Our eyes are crucial to envisioning our future'

General Raheel added that terrorists could move across borders because of no effective border management systems in place and it is exploited by anti-Pakistan intelligence agencies such as RAW.

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Rafay Azhar Sep 26, 2016 09:43pm

I suppose that isolation would include India as well. Yadav, interference in Balochistan, killing of Kashmiri women and children and usage of pellets. Do I need to say anymore??

Akbar, the great. Sep 26, 2016 09:46pm

Excellent speech, Sushmaji

Akbar, the great. Sep 26, 2016 09:46pm

Best speech by Sushma Swaraj. Good luck.

Harmony-1© Sep 26, 2016 09:45pm

India should be on top of the isolation list then!

Modi's eternal wish to isolate Pakistan but what is he doing in Baluchistan, Karachi and Kashmir?

Akbar, the great. Sep 26, 2016 09:46pm

As usual, effective performance by India.

Indian Sep 26, 2016 09:48pm

Well Said Sushma

Karachiwala Sep 26, 2016 09:50pm

What a shallow speech to hide and no mention of Indian atrocities in Kashmir. MS foreign minister you export terrorism in Baluchistan and Karachi ... who will listen to your one sided stance.

Aamir Sep 26, 2016 09:53pm

Predictable!

Khany Sep 26, 2016 09:53pm

Pakistan is a victim of terrorist attacks and India is terrorist who is terrorising Kashmiris day and night.

SYED A. MATEEN Sep 26, 2016 09:53pm

Pakistan is fighting terrorism for more than a decade in which thousands of soldiers from army, FC and police personnel have died and there seems to be no end to it unless India stop doing terrorist activities against Pakistan.

India can't point finger towards Pakistan as we have literally demonstrated our will to fight terrorism after former USSR war in Afghanistan and more particularly after 9/11.

Indian govt is not only violating human rights in J&K but also deeply involved in subversive activities in Pakistan as we have arrested many RAW agents and they have confessed that they have been sent to Pakistan by Indian government to conduct terrorist activities.

Shame on double standard India.

PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

Arjit Sep 26, 2016 09:55pm

Brilliant speech delivered by an matured politician. combination of devolopment, economic growth and terrorism.

Beefeater Sep 26, 2016 09:57pm

Spending money in Afghanistan by India is an "indirect sponsor of "State terrorism" giving training, arms and money to terrorists to wreak havoc in Pakistan" Who is India trying to kid?

OMG Sep 26, 2016 09:57pm

Hard time for Pakistan ahead

Arun Sep 26, 2016 10:03pm

Terrorism should never be a state policy for any country.

Fast Sep 26, 2016 10:03pm

Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris.

md Sep 26, 2016 10:01pm

well said

Ak Sep 26, 2016 10:02pm

Brilliant and to the point,

Umesh Sep 26, 2016 10:04pm

Bravo Sushama ji. Very apt and pointed speech.

Thakur Ji Sep 26, 2016 10:06pm

Great speech by indian lioness.

Atif Khan Sep 26, 2016 10:04pm

Yeah ok, if you say so....this whole event has turned into a debate competition between India & Pak. They both fail to realize that nobody is listening to either side.....

Akbar, the great. Sep 26, 2016 10:06pm

Hard hitting speech by Sushma.

Razia Sep 26, 2016 10:09pm

Content of speech is as expected. Tell us something new. Its a country's responsibility to control borders. See the mexican border with US example. US is not crying every drug warfare in US is cross border drug violence.

Gerry D'Cunha Sep 26, 2016 10:09pm

Pakistan and India should leave the kashmiris to decide their solidarity

waseem Sep 26, 2016 10:08pm

The ranting goes on & on.

SK Sep 26, 2016 10:08pm

Very well delivered and to the point speech. Well done Ms Swaraj. This is how a representative of a leading world leader speaks

Shahid Sep 26, 2016 10:10pm

Excellent speech....

Akbar, the great. Sep 26, 2016 10:08pm

Truth always win at the end.

A Pakistani Sep 26, 2016 10:11pm

Same rhetoric , same denial and same nonsense !

ski Sep 26, 2016 10:09pm

Very well said...

Murad Sep 26, 2016 10:09pm

Keeping her speech aside, if India FM can speak in Hindi and wear her traditional dress - saree, why in the world do Pakistani politicians wear western outfits and speak only English? Sushma sure knows English, but chose to speak her own language.

zayush Sep 26, 2016 10:10pm

Also share the India's initiative taken for welfare of people, which she mentioned in first section of speech along with story stated here. At least, "awam" could question to establishment about that also.

Zaffar Sep 26, 2016 10:11pm

Hats off to the Lady!

A Pakistani Sep 26, 2016 10:11pm

The whole world knows that Kashmiris are killed everyday while asking for freedom . The waters and sands of Kashmir are blended with the blood of Kashmiris and this land has fully paid its price and deserve freedom !

Subrato Mukherjee Sep 26, 2016 10:11pm

This is by far the best speech by an Indian Foreign Minister at the UN- logical, substantial and factual.

karamba Sep 26, 2016 10:15pm

The facial expression is hilarious like a mother scolding a child. India and Pakistan are a comedy act in the comity of nations. The word 'terrorism' has become fashionable, so much that everyone is using it for their own political gains. Many countries of the world should become isolated including India and Pakistan if this happens.

Ricky Sep 26, 2016 10:14pm

Well said Madam. Direct attack, no hesitation.

Namo Sep 26, 2016 10:17pm

Well spoken Sushma Swaraj.

Ali Sep 26, 2016 10:15pm

Amazing speech Ma'am! India is proud to have such an inspiring leader as our Foreign Affairs Minister.

Jahaalatmaar Sep 26, 2016 10:16pm

Shushma Swaraj and Modi look into the mirror first before you say so, you will find yourself on the top. Don't try to fool the world, your actions and words never match. First correct yourself and then preach the world.

Sumit Sep 26, 2016 10:16pm

Now that was a well balanced speech, she talked about the growth story of India, the government policies for the betterment of the people and the challenges the world faces. And ofcourse the biggest problem the world faces today is terrorism. I sincerely wish some day the common people of Pakistan and India can live in peace and work towards common development goals as good neighbours.

Jai Hind

Usman,proud indian kashmiri Sep 26, 2016 10:18pm

We support Sushma Swaraj speech.We kashmiris will never support violence & terrorism in the valley.

Peacenick Sep 26, 2016 10:19pm

Good speech

Satish Sep 26, 2016 10:22pm

Well done Sushma Ji.

yawar abdul rehman Sep 26, 2016 10:22pm

let her watch Bajrangi Bhaijan

Manish Sep 26, 2016 10:22pm

Bravo Speech by Shushma Swaraj. Let's join hands for friendship and development in Southern Asia. Terrorism will put Pakistan into hell. Fight with poverty, unemployment, and other ciritical issue instead of fighting on Kashmir.

Saad Sep 26, 2016 10:21pm

Beautiful Speech . Totally got people clapping and whistling at the UN forum

NPS Sep 26, 2016 10:23pm

Most essential Things for a human being: welfare, peace, freedom of movement, right to worship, health care and so on. Every Country should take the responsibility for its citizens to get and enjoy These essentials.

Shoaib Sep 26, 2016 10:24pm

Hipocracy at its best

rajendra Sep 26, 2016 10:27pm

Well Said

Normalize Ties Sep 26, 2016 10:26pm

She spoke like a Prime Minister. Kudos.

nithyarb Sep 26, 2016 10:29pm

Good speech

nithyarb Sep 26, 2016 10:27pm

Hard hitting speexh

Shahid Malik Sep 26, 2016 10:28pm

India is not serous to resolve issues with Pakistan including the main issue of Kashmir and that is what is causing miseries to the lives of both countries. The sooner India realizes it the better it would be for them and the whole region.

Adnan Sep 26, 2016 10:28pm

Sensible speech.

walee Sep 26, 2016 10:31pm

A mockery of UNSC resolution. If Kashmir is the integral part of Kashmir what about the resolution of UN. Kashmir belongs to Kashmirees not India.

Nomi Goraya Sep 26, 2016 10:31pm

I was expecting some wise answer from India I am astonished to read such speech. Speech of Pakistani PM was much balanced and diplomatic. I felt as if Surag was addressing Lok Sabha.

Indian Sep 26, 2016 10:34pm

Wonderful speech by Sushma Ji

LetshavePeace Sep 26, 2016 10:33pm

Good response and shows true determination of Indian mindset.

I think we should agree with status quo of borders and agree to have NO SPONSORED TERRORISM by any players

Nomi Goraya Sep 26, 2016 10:35pm

It seems a real joke when one totally ignores more than hundred killed thousand blinded and show concern for human right violations in other country. India is making diplomatic blunders by referring to internal issues of Pakistan.

Shan Sep 26, 2016 10:36pm

Indians speak nothing but love.. its part of their religion of music. Never we will hear an Indian indulging in hate speech.

Dheeraj Kaushik Sep 26, 2016 10:36pm

Appreciate Dawn

Yuvaraj Tamil Nadu India Sep 26, 2016 10:40pm

Brave reply sushma ji

Truth Preavails!! Sep 26, 2016 10:43pm

Excellent speech by shushmaji!!

Sheraz Sep 26, 2016 10:44pm

It's really hard to trust these politicians, changing their own stance on daily basis. Kashmir or LOC is the spark point and we need to resolve this first then all trade, trust building measures or sari diplomacy etc will come next. Please for the sake of both side people be honest with your nation and do not impose war on them for no reason.

Satyam Sep 26, 2016 10:45pm

What a well balanced and mature address to UN assembly. World should learn from her.

Sanjay Vaze Sep 26, 2016 10:46pm

Good Sushmaji...!

Zak Sep 26, 2016 10:46pm

Whatever she says, no one listens.

Satya Sep 26, 2016 10:48pm

Let the world be guided by the principles of truth and universal brotherhood, just like India. Satyameva Jayate ( Truth alone shall prevail )

Skkk Sep 26, 2016 10:50pm

This is politics at the cost of Kashmiris.

Ajay Sep 26, 2016 10:48pm

Iron Lady....what a reply...world listened her .

Mr. Sushil Sep 26, 2016 10:53pm

Very Well done mam.

Shubham Sep 26, 2016 10:59pm

What a great speech!!

preeti Sep 26, 2016 10:58pm

well said Mrs swaraj..

manas Sep 26, 2016 11:01pm

Very true

Ravi Sep 26, 2016 11:00pm

Brilliant & precision strikes from madam Sushma.

DIL DIL PAKISTAN Sep 26, 2016 11:01pm

India is interfearing Pakiatans internal matters.

Harshdev Sep 26, 2016 11:04pm

The lioness has spoken!

GA Sep 26, 2016 11:03pm

Hard to isolate the 6th largest country with nuclear weapons and ideological bonds to 57 OIC countries that India doesn't have. Modi should give up this dream. But both countries need to show maturity.

Nasir Sep 26, 2016 11:05pm

Love for all Hatred for None is the only way forward for these two countries

Sachin Sep 26, 2016 11:03pm

Great speech by Sushma Swaraj . Clearly , Modi government is not as passive as Manmohan Singh Govt.

Dave Sep 26, 2016 11:05pm

Strong stuff from MEA in UN.

Messenger Sep 26, 2016 11:12pm

Wat a speech! Bravo...

DELHI GUY Sep 26, 2016 11:14pm

EVERY YEAR - SAME DRAMA FROM BOTH SIDE

Amjad Wyne Sep 26, 2016 11:18pm

Pakistan needs and deserves a dedicated Foreign Minister...is that too much to ask from this dysfunctional government?

Rehman Sep 26, 2016 11:17pm

brilliant speech

Sanjay Sep 26, 2016 11:20pm

Kudos to Sushmaji...let the world know the truth!

Rahul Sep 26, 2016 11:23pm

Way to go Sushma Swaraj!! Wonderful all round speech, that in too in mother tongue!

Ahmed Sep 26, 2016 11:24pm

Fantastic Speech ......Right on Spot

Akbar Sep 26, 2016 11:27pm

Last time their were trying to get into security council. Now they're trying to save face and playing blame game! What a fall!

Kashmir will find freedom!

Pradeep Beniwal Sep 26, 2016 11:28pm

Truth couldn't have been told in any better way.Excellent speech by Sushma Ji. Thank you Dawn for publishing detailed speech. Jai Hind

Hassan Sep 26, 2016 11:28pm

I don't think that such types of comments will help in solving the deadly issues.

Indian Sep 26, 2016 11:30pm

What a lady!!!!. We proud of you.

Truth will always prevail Sep 26, 2016 11:34pm

Indeed India should be the first nation to be isolated to spread terrorism in Kashmir for the last 70 years

Kapil USA Sep 26, 2016 11:42pm

Best Speech ever. She is very Articulate politician.

Raja Sep 27, 2016 12:06am

Well we already see that India is reacting and her speech is defensive. Which in a way is a sign of change. India should gauge the change of mood in Islamabad and should engage itself in constructive dialogue process with Pakistan.

Murtaza Sep 27, 2016 12:08am

Speech lacking body and material...

jaydeep Sep 27, 2016 12:10am

Good Job !!! We are a force to be reckoned with and we stand firmly behind the BJP.

Nannu Sep 27, 2016 12:10am

She said whose house is of glass should not throw stone on others... This was the best quote!! Also she spoke in chaste Hindi which makes the speech more interesting! !

Merchant Sep 27, 2016 12:20am

Two words are becoming the mantra of Indian politicians , Export Terrorism and Isolate Pakistan. World knows that these words have no meaning.

Akash Sep 27, 2016 12:20am

Both countries were never this vocal in long long time.

Qamar Sep 27, 2016 12:27am

What Gen Raheel said is right.

Shahryar Shirazi Sep 27, 2016 12:35am

She made a mistake by naming Bahadur Ali, this will raise an obvious reference to the serving naval officer who was captured in Pakistan and has been interviewed twice by Chinese as well.

Mustafa R. Sep 27, 2016 12:36am

A meaningless statement until the world defines 'terrorism'.

The end is near Sep 27, 2016 12:41am

Best speech ever. Brave and courageous woman. Hats off.

Salahuddin Sep 27, 2016 12:40am

World is watching .you can not lie to them for long.Infact India is being isolated

Sunil Sep 27, 2016 12:42am

Great speech.

Salahuddin Sep 27, 2016 12:43am

India carried out Uri attack to weaken Pakistan's stance on Kashmir but this drama badly back fired

Jawaid Chaudhary Sep 27, 2016 12:55am

Raheel Shareef is right that India is is not serious about resolving Kashmir issue. Best solution is to divide Kashmir in 3 parts with the option of Kashmir people 1. Those who want to live in Indian side of Kashmir 2. Those who want to live in Pakistan side Kashmir 3. Those who want have independant Kashmir

Shailove Sep 27, 2016 01:11am

Very direct and yet dignified response from Sushma ji..

Ali Sep 27, 2016 01:21am

What a liar.. There are 1000's of video clips of Indian atrocities on Kashmir people. Who is she fooling

Optimistic Pakistani Sep 27, 2016 01:24am

Very well said by Indian ministe. India fits all the criteria word by word. Just need to implement it

Mohammad Naved Sep 27, 2016 01:26am

Nice speech, I watch her live telecast. Really an emphatic speech. Good job done Sushama Ji.

Kamal Pasha. Sep 27, 2016 01:34am

This is all to divert world attention from massacre of Kashmiris by Indian security forces since last 3 months.

asif Sep 27, 2016 01:56am

Who cares. If she thinks that everyone living in the West is blind then I am afraid she is mistaken.

Zak Sep 27, 2016 01:58am

We will never stop until we have entire region under our control, we will make it too costly for India to hold on to Kashmir.

Sane Sep 27, 2016 02:03am

@Truth will always prevail. Once you know the truth, it shall prevail.

anony Sep 27, 2016 02:05am

Shameless indian politicians.

say what... Sep 27, 2016 02:08am

now thats what i call a speech... aggressive, to the point and effectively convey the message... sushmaji is our iron lady.. next indira in making... true nationalist.

Syed Sep 27, 2016 02:10am

The obviously panicked response of India goes a long way in highlighting Pakistan's position as a major power and global influence

A Shah Sep 27, 2016 02:13am

Excellent speech, now this is what the world listens to!

TQ Sep 27, 2016 02:38am

Don't be mistaken Modi, This is Kashmir not Gujrat. This time you will be made to pay.

Khan USA Sep 27, 2016 02:39am

Very disappointing speech !

INDIAN LOVE Sep 27, 2016 02:49am

Meet another "iron lady " of India sushma swaraj after indra Gandhi. India has an army of strong leaders like Pm modi , Rajnath Singh , Sushma Swaraj , Priyanka Gandhi , Former Pm Manmohan Singh ( strongest economic minister ever in India ) , etc .

India is strong not only because of economy & military . India is strong due presence of strong leaders in India also.

India , China , Russia , Japan & US is strong due to their powerful leaders.

Listening to Indian foreign minister speech in UNGC in " Hindi" India's official language makes every Indian proud that this country has strong female leader like him. There is expression in her every statement , which touches Indian heart .

Nice speech. Clear message. Sound good.

Syed Sep 27, 2016 04:25am

@Sunil Joke of the year!! Kashmir will be free from Indian occupation and no one can stop it.

abhay Sep 27, 2016 04:36am

@Raja there will be no more dialogues. time is up for dialogues

Salim Sep 27, 2016 04:49am

Awesome Sushma ji...

khan Sep 27, 2016 05:01am

Wait for a final statement from UN chief.

USR Sep 27, 2016 05:34am

Excellent speech. I wish it was delivered in English.

Khan USA Sep 27, 2016 05:38am

Pakistan is one of the most powerful member of Islamic block , no one can isloate Pakistan ! Wake up !

Parm Sep 27, 2016 06:02am

Truly effective speech.

Casual observer Sep 27, 2016 06:10am

@Jawaid Chaudhary what about those living under Chinese which was gifted by Pakistan.this too is part of J&K.

Digvijay (Indore) Sep 27, 2016 06:12am

Brilliant speech as expected.

Shamim Sep 27, 2016 06:26am

Best Speech

Sanjeeb Bose Sep 27, 2016 06:49am

Very good speech by Sushma, Please keep up the good work...

ACDC Sep 27, 2016 07:08am

Proud of PM and Shusma.

Aman Sep 27, 2016 07:15am

Very precise speech.Well done sushma ji.

Saira kalim Mirza,Austin TX Sep 27, 2016 07:30am

I became ur fan sushmaji

chachajaan Sep 27, 2016 08:05am

It was a fantastic speech. I got chills.

Girish Chandwani Sep 27, 2016 08:09am

The applauses during the speech said it all.

Sohail Khan Gem Sep 27, 2016 08:11am

freeKashmir. Whether you like it or not

Ravi Sep 27, 2016 08:23am

@Khan USA It's best for both countries to Stop being emotional, we can reduce the spending on Defence, all that money can be used for development, education, employment and betterment of both countries citizens.

preeti Sep 27, 2016 08:39am

well said...

Shahzad Sep 27, 2016 09:01am

State sponsored killing of Kashmiris is not terrorism?

Indian Sep 27, 2016 09:21am

Speech was in Hindi.Disappointed that no other nation could understand what she was talking about. What's the point when you speak in your native language when you're on world stage. She might as well said those same things at a rally in India.

Taimoor Saleem Sep 27, 2016 09:19am

yes lets isolate us, The day you said it , China came a head, Iran came a head so as so Russia came ahead, So your statement to isolate is consolidating Pakistan, Even after these statement i can see our Balochistan Chief minister Patriotism as well. Now lets think about Indus Treaty, I am dead sure you cant take a bucket of water from us, Remember Sutlaj and Ravi flow go to china if you block Indus , China will come hard to you, lets have a dialogue and resolve this issue, Pinpoint never wins in this region.

D.K. PAMNANI Sep 27, 2016 09:28am

This is called a speech from the educated people.

Akhhil Sep 27, 2016 10:03am

@Indian It was for common man in India and Pakistan, not for the world. Unfortunately, world has no time.

sam Sep 27, 2016 10:11am

Our women power is enough for them. Aptly replied.

Spade a Spade Sep 27, 2016 10:21am

This time India has called the "Spade a Spade" in the UNGA speech given by Shushma Swaraj.

offensive speech Sep 27, 2016 10:28am

Good offensive speech given by Sushma swaraj at the UN.

Anilkumar Sep 27, 2016 10:30am

Superb speech..........

D.K. PAMNANI Sep 27, 2016 10:32am

When Indian Minister speaks in UN, everyone listens carefully. This is called the personality of Indian Ministers.

Tu Tu Mai Mai Sep 27, 2016 10:39am

Good "Tu Tu Main Main" speech by Nawaz and Sushma.

Asif Sep 27, 2016 11:10am

A very shallow speech. I expected much better from such a great diplomat

Zen Sep 27, 2016 11:10am

@Zak: Well, you obviously did listen.

A great speech from a great country.

Faisal Sep 27, 2016 11:12am

@Pamnani: No one could understand what she was saying as the speech was all in Hindi which i guess explains the silence.

D.K. PAMNANI Sep 27, 2016 11:20am

@Faisal

You may not be aware that translation was being heard by the members of UNGA. It is a practice in UNGA. Rest Assured, every one listened carefully.

  Sep 27, 2016 11:23am

Commong guys try to digest the truth....

MyPoint Sep 27, 2016 11:24am

@Faisal ..UN has this basic facility to translate regional language to English. Most of the countries representative doesn't speak in English and prefer translation in ther native language. Its oblivious that you are not aware.

R.K.Dubey Sep 27, 2016 11:29am

Great speech by Foreign Minister Mrs. Sushama Swaraj.

Meduvada Sep 27, 2016 11:33am

@Indian UN is having live translation, have you never seen the members sitting with head phones . Please grow up

Meduvada Sep 27, 2016 11:35am

@Faisal Live translation is available my dear child.

mahindra Sep 27, 2016 11:37am

well said

Chirag Patel Sep 27, 2016 11:37am

@Raja its called defensive offence

YusufKamal Sep 27, 2016 11:45am

Sushma is ace Supreme Court Lawyer and knows and speaks English well, but she choose to Speak in Hindi.. what our politicians are doing in western attires?

Muhammad Ashiq Sep 27, 2016 12:06pm

Well said ...Sushma ji!!!!

rahul Sep 27, 2016 12:50pm

@walee what about it, have you read it ??

Majid Khan Sep 27, 2016 01:10pm

Leaders of both sides ... please think rationally. We do not need war. We need peace.

Sit down and talk to resolve issues ... we need to go towards betterment of region and its people.

Hope rationality prevails on both sides.

Kailash Singh Sep 27, 2016 02:05pm

@Faisal if you had really listened to Sushma ji's speech, you would have heard the applause. There is English translation provided to the members present there at the same time. Sushma ji is a good communicator.

murale Sep 27, 2016 02:15pm

@SYED A. MATEEN

you did and we did and thats all

pankaj Sep 27, 2016 02:20pm

@Shahzad not...

Indian4rmblore Sep 27, 2016 02:27pm

What a speech.

Sympathiser Sep 27, 2016 02:30pm

@Nannu she is a great orator even in English also... Will Pakistan ever speak in their official language.

Proud t0 be an Indian Kashmiri Sep 27, 2016 02:42pm

Proud of you Sushma. It was a remarkable speech by a tremendous Indian Leader. Again, hats off to you.

grehband Sep 27, 2016 02:45pm

in a new first there was lot of applause when she spoke...

Gaurav Sep 27, 2016 06:21pm

The iron lady from India.

Ajay Sep 27, 2016 07:27pm

in fact no country can not be isolated in today's globalization. A country will have less or more allies depend up on it's actions towards other countries.

Even rouge nations will also have few allies. it is not the violence or terror triumphs, it is love and mankind wins at the end.

Let us wish both countries stop this quarrel by agreeing LOC and status-co so that there will be a chance of development and prevention of third party countries intervention.

Gaurav Sep 28, 2016 09:57am

@Ajay, "Even rouge nations will also have few allies."

Sure. But let me remind you that sanctions by west against Russia greatly affected their economy. And Pakistan is living on a life support. If the right partners decide to pull out the plug, would China afford to nurture and feed Pakistan - especially at the times when they themselves are not doing so good?

Mady Sep 28, 2016 10:00am

@Beefeater In the UN speech, liked India's commitment on financial-inclusion for needy by creating 25 crore new bank a/c for direct benefit transfer and better healthcare/sanitation. This has already reduced Govt burden, plugged corruption and channelizing cash-savings in the banking-system.

shabut Sep 28, 2016 10:11am

Absolutely, let's start with India.

FREENAGALAND Sep 28, 2016 02:23pm

Sushma has infact denied the UN Resolutions regarding the Kashimr..this is in fact also a form a terrorsim..................

dawn Sep 28, 2016 04:08pm

Let it begin with USA and allies, Israel, INDIA..

Newton Sep 28, 2016 05:17pm

Best speech ever !

Ahmed bin Babar Sep 28, 2016 07:26pm

@Gaurav These comments reflect your minds. Why not sanctions against india for its state terror in Kashmir..?!

Ahmed bin Babar Sep 28, 2016 07:42pm

@Gaurav Iron ladies are those who bust not cover the crimes against humanity especially in Kashmir..!

Dev Anand Sep 28, 2016 07:45pm

I am an Indian Out of Curiosity I read Dawn for the first time. I sincerely felt the People from both country want peace. It is the politicians and Multinationals supporting the Military on both side don't want peace, basically to fill these politicians pocket It is the normal peace loving common people from both side are loosing out tax money to these rouges and we have to suffer lack of electricity, water, and roads It is very difficult for the common people to leave a decent life.

many time it make me feel may the Kings and British would be far better than the Politician on both side

Yash Sep 28, 2016 08:12pm

@Karachiwala U.S., RUSSIA,GERMANY, FRANCE, U.K., Etc.

Muhammad Sep 28, 2016 08:18pm

@Murad "Keeping her speech aside, if India FM can speak in Hindi" because she knew that nobody would listen her her speech was simply for the consumption of Indian audience only period

Muhammad Sep 28, 2016 08:21pm

@Gaurav "But let me remind you that sanctions by west against Russia greatly affected their economy" nothing but all Western propaganda did they succeed in taming Iran, North Korea ?

HajiKaji Sep 28, 2016 09:05pm

Great speech by Sushmaji.

indian muslim Sep 28, 2016 10:59pm

The reply by Maleeha lodhi Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations General assembly was a already a slap for Sushma Swaraj's speech and our useless diplomats . I saw her speech and the choice of words she used, shows the level of professionalism asthe respect towards the UN decorum

indian muslim Sep 29, 2016 12:24am

The reply by Maleeha lodhi Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations General assembly was a already a slap for Sushma Swaraj's speech and our useless diplomats . I saw her speech and the choice of words she used, shows the level of professionalism asthe respect towards the UN decorum

Truth Sep 29, 2016 04:29am

Oratory to hide Indian state terrorism against the hapless people of Kashmir. Kashmiris will never ever accept to be part of India, whatever ruthless barbarity India uses against the Kashmir demonstrators. Kashmir is a disputed territory and no oratory can deny them their right of self-determination. Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris and not to India.

Mukul Sep 29, 2016 06:01am

@Muhammad Get your information straight there are translators in as many languages as you need at the UN Kindly research before making smart comments Muhammad

techscribe Sep 29, 2016 11:00am

@Jawaid Chaudhary Good idea