India slams Wani's reference in Nawaz Sharif's UN speech

New Delhi, Sept 21 Slamming Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for glorifying slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani at the UN, India today said his remarks show Pakistan's continued attachment to terrorism.

burhan wani

"Pak PM Sharif at #UNGA glorifies Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani in UN's highest forum. Shows continued Pak attachment to terrorism," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

During his address to the UN General Assembly session today, Sharif raked up Kashmir issue and described Wani as a "young leader".

Pakistan Prime Minister said Wani, who was killed in an encounter with security forces on July 8, has "emerged as the symbol of the latest Kashmiri Intifada, a popular and peaceful freedom movement".

Sharif also claimed that he had gone the extra mile to offer "a dialogue to address all outstanding issues but India has posed unacceptable preconditions to engage in a dialogue." Responding to Sharif's allegations, Swarup said India's only condition for talks is an end to terrorism.

"PM Sharif at #UNGA says India poses unacceptable conditions to dialogue. India's only condition is an end to terrorism. This not acceptable," Swarup said.

PTI

Please Wait while comments are loading...