India snubs UN for saying didn’t ‘observe’ LoC firing

Akbaruddin said the “facts on the ground do not change whether somebody acknowledges or not. Facts are facts, we presented the facts and that’s where we stand.”

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2016 11:14 am
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IN A sharp response, India on Saturday dismissed claims by the United Nations that the UN mission monitoring the ceasefire “has not directly observed” any firing along the Line of Control (LoC).

Responding to a question on the “surgical strikes” conducted by India targeting terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a daily press briefing that the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) had not “directly observed” any firing.

“They are obviously aware of the reports of these presumed violations and are talking to the relevant concerned authorities,” he said.

Dismissing these remarks, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said the facts on the ground do not change whether somebody has “observed” it or not.

“I have nothing to say because what (Dujarric) said was ‘directly observed’. It’s a call that they have to take. I cannot place myself in their boots and directly observe something,” said the Indian envoy, when asked to comment on Dujarric’s remarks.

Akbaruddin said the “facts on the ground do not change whether somebody acknowledges or not. Facts are facts, we presented the facts and that’s where we stand.”

India on Thursday carried out “surgical strikes” on seven terror launch pads along the LoC, with the Army inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

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    Ikok
    Oct 2, 2016 at 7:10 am
    India should learn to behave.. UN and the world are not supporting your terrorist activities in Kashmir and all other miorities..
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      Abu
      Oct 2, 2016 at 8:21 am
      These denials will force India to act one day! And alone!
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        Anti
        Oct 2, 2016 at 4:51 am
        Abi tu sharam khao. Don't make ur ppl fool Indian army lied now they are getting expose . now they are saying un mission also laying . lol
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          Anti
          Oct 2, 2016 at 4:56 am
          Hahhaaa that's what is truth. This moodi will destroy growing India let me tell u. Making u ppl fool
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            cherans
            Oct 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm
            Surgical strikes are not shown live for somebody seeing directly. Well reply by India
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              Derrick
              Oct 2, 2016 at 9:13 am
              Modi, a terrorist recognized by the world, has befooled his people, but now has been exposed by the UN. We invite your journalists to visit stan and show where you struck.
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                Dinesh
                Oct 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm
                UN is No good on this earth all the people in IN have no indies as Ronald Resgen said that UN is biggest spy scam up to now UN top man can't speak English
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                  Sydney Ed
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 2:32 am
                  Its Black Ajit Doval and DGMO Singh telling the Blacky Crimeminster Na-Mard Modi after persistantly asking about a Military action on stan, "Sir Je Kal Strike" hogi aur Kal Kabhi nahee aata. India's embarrment and lies came to their face down with their nose bloody. They thought it was a movie Phantom where Sunny Deol riding on Brahmos with Katrina Kaif behind him and they going to attack. Imagine if you have a fight with a neighbor and neighbor is ready with weapons and information, would you attack this neighbor, i bet NO, or if you attack not thinking, you will face an embarring defeat and death. In case of India, nothing happened, even today UN confirmed what stan was telling all along. Kashmir is a valley, even a single fire echoed all over, and Indians are telling the world that they used Helicopters and commando units to attack the launching pads, which is heavily guarded with stani troops on operational readiness, i am sure if they attacked the launching pad with terrorists on their mind, the terrorists might have responded with fire power and there must be shot fired between terrorists and alleged indian attackers, how come no one listen a single shot, not stan army, not UN observers and not even the local potion. Even stan and foreign journalist visited the site that India alleged that they have attacked and there were no traces of any helicopter landing, no sign of any camps and no signs of any attack. It doesnt suit the professional soldier as DGMO to lie in event of lies flying around by Indians. Even USA did not endorsed the surgical strikes lies of India in State Department Daily Briefing. India wants to attack, welcome but dont lie because lies makes you weak and vulnerable that people makes fun of you.
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