Indian delegate walks out of UN General Assembly during Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech
India dismissed Khan's address as a "litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, war-mongering and obfuscation of Pakistan’s persecution of its own minorities & of its cross-border terrorism", promising a befitting reply.
September 26, 2020 / 10:37 AM IST
An Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) walked out of the proceedings on September 25 during Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's address, reports say.
Indian diplomat Mijito Vinito walked out of the 75th UNGA session as Khan raised the Kashmir issue. A video posted by news agency ANI on Twitter shows the delegate leaving the session as soon as Khan's address begins.
Later, responding to the Khan's address, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, ambassador TS Tirumurti, tweeted that there would be a "befitting reply" to the Pakistan leader's anti-India statement.
“PM of Pakistan statement a new diplomatic low-at 75th UN General Assembly. Another litany of vicious falsehood, personal attacks, war mongering and obfuscation of Pakistan’s persecution of its own minorities & of its cross-border terrorism. Befitting Right of Reply awaits (sic),” Tirumurti said.
The tweet made it clear that India will exercise its ‘right to reply’ after all countries have delivered their addresses in the session.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the UNGA at 6.30 pm IST on September 26.