India lashed out at Pakistan

India on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, saying a country that hosted al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and attacked its neighboring country's parliament has no place in the United Nations. There is no credibility to give 'preaching'.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the credibility of the United Nations depends on its effective response to the major challenges of our times, be it pandemics, climate change, conflict or terrorism.

Chairing an open debate at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 'International Peace and Security and New Directions for Reformed Multilateralism', Jaishankar said that we are clearly focusing on the urgency of reforming multilateralism today.

Naturally we will have our own particular views, but there is at least one growing consensus that this cannot be delayed further.

He said that the question of justifying what the world considers unacceptable should not arise.

This certainly applies to state sponsorship of cross-border terrorism.

Nor can hosting Osama bin Laden and attacking a neighboring country's parliament serve as credentials to preach before this Council."

Significantly, on December 13, 2001, the terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed attacked the Parliament.

In this attack, five personnel of Delhi Police, a woman personnel of Central Reserve Police Force and two personnel of Parliament were martyred while fighting the terrorists.

An employee and a cameraman were also killed in the attack.

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