India’s first statement on the international stage has come after the announcement of the Talibani government in Afghanistan. In a meeting on the Culture of Peace at the United Nations, India has said without naming anyone that even in the global pandemic, intolerance, violence and terrorism are increasing. Terrorism is also the antithesis of religions and cultures. Religion cannot be used to justify perpetrators of terrorist activities and those who support them.
On the other hand, India targeted Pakistan for using the UN platform to deliver hate speeches against it and said that Pakistan is promoting a “culture of violence” on its own soil and across the border. Vidisha Maitra, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, said at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, “A culture of peace is not merely an intangible value or principle to be discussed in conferences, but it needs to be reflected in global relations among member states.” .’
“We saw today another attempt by the Pakistani delegation to misuse the UN forum for hate speech against India while promoting a culture of violence on its own land and across the border,” he said. Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations, Munir Akram, in his remarks at the General Assembly, raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and talked about the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a pro-Pakistan leader. After this, India has given this strong response.