New York: Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan in his address to UN General Assembly on Friday lashed out strong words to criticise India. In a speech that almost replicated his 2019 speech to UNGA, the Pakistan premier cited anti-Muslim instances in India to say that minorities are being targeted under the Narendra Modi government.
In a virtual address, Imran Khan aggrieved that at a time when the global community is supposed to stand together to combat the Covid 19 pandemic, it had instead fanned nationalism, increased global tensions and given rise to racial and religious hatred and violence against vulnerable minorities in several places.
He alleged that India is the only country where the state sponsors Islamophobia and called upon the UNGA to declare an international day to combat Islamophobia.
The Indian delegate at the session walked out in protest when Imran Khan began attacking India at the high level meeting. First Secretary Mijito Vinito, who was sitting on the second seat in the first row of the Assembly chamber, stood up and left as soon as Khan turned on India by focusing on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Imran Khan alleged that India had upped its military ante against his country in order to divert attention from its domestic problems and directed the UNGA's attention towards the human rights violations by the Indian military in Kashmir.
He also spoke about Israel's occupation of Palestine, stressing that "a just and lasting settlement was indispensable for the Middle east.
He also urged the international body to come out with a framework to curb the flight of "corruption dollars" illicitly carried out of developing countries.