New York, Sept 22: In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif raked up the Kashmir issue and also hailed Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani. However, this did not go down well with India.
Sharif said that his country supports the self determination of the people of Kashmir. However, India criticised Sharif heavily and said that glorifying militants like Burhan Wani shows Pakistan's attachment to terror.
Minister of State External Affairs MJ Akbar slammed Sharif's speech at the UNGA saying "We just heard a speech full of threat bluster and rising immaturity and complete disregard of facts." He said that Pakistan at the moment seems to be run by a war machine rather than a government.
Sharif is said to have handed over a dossier to UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon on Kashmir highlighting the violations committed by India in the Valley. On the other hand, Ban is said to have told Sharif that 'Pakistan and India must resolve Kashmir issue through dialogue.'
Here are some images of Nawaz Sharif at the UNGA:
Nawaz Sharif raised the Kashmir issue in his speech at UNGA
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.
Nawaz Sharif even hailed Burhan Wani as a young leader
In his speech, Sharif hailed Hizbul militant Burhan Wani as a young leader.
Nawaz Sharif met John Kerry on the sidelines of UNGA
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan during a bilateral meeting.
Kerry told Sharif to cooperate with India on Uri atatcks
John Kerry told Nawaz Sharif to cooperate with India in the probe of the Uri attack.
India hit out at Sharif for his comments on Kashmir, Wani
Nawaz Sharif speaks during the Summit for Refugees and Migrants at U.N. headquarters.