'We Are Fighting Poverty, Pakistan Fighting Us': Top 10 Quotes Of Sushma Swaraj At UN General Assembly

In her second speech at UN General Assembly, Sushma Swaraj came down heavily against Pakistan and called it "export factory for terror". She gave her speech in Hindi.

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'We Are Fighting Poverty, Pakistan Fighting Us': Top 10 Quotes Of Sushma Swaraj At UN General Assembly

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Sushma Swaraj's speech slammed Pak for harbouring terrorists in her speech at UN General Assembly (PTI)

New York:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave her second speech at the UN General Assembly. The union minister came down sharply against Pakistan. Directing her remarks to Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she asked how did the nation should introspect how it emerged "export factory for terror". Ms Swaraj called on world leaders to gain common ground in acting against global terrorism. The leader, gave her strong and short speech in Hindi. Yesterday, Ms Swaraj and the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, including the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Here are top 10 quotes from Sushma Swaraj's speech at UN General Assembly
  1. We set up IITs, IIMs, AIIMS and ISRO. What did Pakistan make? They set up Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Haqqani Network, Hizbul Mujahiddeen.
  2. We are fighting poverty, but our neighbouring state Pakistan is fighting against us.
  3. The country (Pakistan) accused us of state-sponsored terrorism and human rights violation. Listening to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, people had only one observation, 'Look who is talking'.
  4. India and Pakistan got independence together. But, why is it that today India is recognised as a hi-tech superpower. But Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?
  5. Our contemporary world is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which, surely, the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence.
  6. India is the oldest target of terrorism. Then, many countries in the world dismissed terrorism as a law and order problem. But now the time has come to introspect on the subject.
  7. Terrorism is an existentialist danger to humankind. There is no justification for this barbaric violence. Let's display new commitment by reaching agreement on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism this year.
  8. Countries still differ on the definition of terrorism and terrorists. I request all to find an unanimous definition of terrorism and resolve to fight it together.
  9. If we cannot agree to define our enemy, how can we fight together?
  10. India's culture and thought have been shaped by history and philosophy that believes in peace as humankind's only rational and practical objective.

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