Replying to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the United Nations' General Assembly (UNGA), India on Saturday said his speech in which he talked of "unleashing nuclear devastation" and used words like "bloodbath", "pogrom" and "pick up the gun" qualifies as "brinkmanship, not statesmanship".
Exercising India's Right to Reply to Imran Khan's speech, Vidisha Maitra, India's First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the UN, said Imran Khan's speech was a "callous portrayal of the world" that fostered divisiveness.
India said the speech was nothing short of a "hate speech" delivered at the UN General Assembly.
Hitting out at Pakistan, India raised the following questions:
1) Would Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan deny to the city of New York that he was an open defender of Osama bin Laden (mastermind of the 9/11 terror attack that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York)?
2) Will Pakistan acknowledge that it is the only government in the world that provides pension to an individual (Hafiz Seed) listed by the UN in the Al Qaeda and Da'esh Sanctions list?
3) Can Pakistan explain why here in New York, its premier bank, the Habib Bank had to shut shop after it was fined millions of dollars over terror financing?
4) Will Pakistan deny that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put the country on notice for its violations of more than 20 of the 27 key parameters?
5) Will Pakistan confirm if it is not a fact that it provides a home to 130 UN-designated terrorists and 25 terror entities listed by the United Nations?