Updated: September 26, 2016 8:44:23 pm
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday addressed the United Nation General Assembly, speaking on several issues and focusing on terrorism. Swaraj said that terrorism is the biggest violation of human rights. In a veiled attack on Pakistan, she gave a stinging reply to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UN, where he praised Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani. She said that there are some countries that give shelter to terrorism.
Following are her important quotes:
# It’s important to ask- who is behind this and who benefits from it? Terrorists don’t own banks or weapons factories, so let us ask the real question: who is that finances these terrorists, who arms them and provides sanctuatries?: Sushma Swaraj
# The brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of State oppression: Sushma Swaraj
# Kashmir is an integral part of India and Pakistan must stop dreaming of taking it away from us: Sushma Swaraj
# We have always taken step towards friendship..but what have we got Pathankot, Uri: Sushma Swaraj
# What conditions is Pakistan talking about…our prime minister went to Lahore to wish Nawaz Sharif on his birthday…it was not on any condition: Sushma Swaraj
# We need to identify who gives shelter to the terrorists? How are they able to carry out such activities?. We need to uproot terrorism: Sushma Swaraj
# We all have to come together to fight the scourge of terrorism, if some country is not willing then it must be isolated: Sushma Swaraj
# Terrorism is the biggest violation of human rights: Sushma Swaraj
# India has decided to ratify Paris climate deal on October 2: Sushma Swaraj
# Sanitation is also a big issue, and we have started ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ under which 4 lakh toilets are built in 2 lakh schools: Sushma Swaraj
# Today the biggest challenge all of us face is the poverty prevalent in all corners of the world: Sushma Swaraj
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