New Delhi: India responded on Thursday to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that give up terrorism and let us sit down and talk. This will resolve all the problems, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj told the United Nations General Assembly.
“None of us can accept terrorism in this era. The 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks in which citizens of many nations were helplessly butchered is a symbol of cruelty. That the mastermind behind the attacks is walking free is it good for community,” she said.
Describing terrorism as the greatest threat facing the world today, she said it could only be defeated by organized international action. She made a push for the UN to adopt the comprehensive convention on terrorism that was drafted by India and has been in the works since 1996.
On Wednesday, Sharif had attacked India. India said it was “not uncommon for states, when confronted with serious challenges, to shift responsibility on others. That is the case with Pakistan and terrorism, reflecting the inability to recognize this homegrown problem.” India said the ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) and International Boundary were taking place “to provide cover to terrorists crossing the border. It needs no imagination to figure out which side initiates this exchange.