India hails Sushma Swaraj's UNGA speech: 'Firm, effective, fine articulation'

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday slammed Pakistan in her address to the United Nations General Assembly after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech last week. While she was lauded and praised her “effective” speech by most, the Congress party said it was a “meek response”.

Pakistan too responded to Swaraj’s address, as reported by CNN-News18. It asked if Kashmir is such an integral part of India then why is it on the Security Council agenda. Swaraj had said that Jammu and Kashmir is and will remain an integral part of India during her address.

Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said that India is unwilling to address historical disputes like Kashmir.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her for a firm, effective and fine speech.

Shashi Tharoor too said that it like all Ministry of External Affairs speeches, Swaraj's speech too was well-crafted.

Kumar Vishwas of Aam Aadmi Party called her one of the finest orators of Indian politics.

Raj Thackeray called it a "thunderous speech".

However, Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena was not happy with the speech. He asked why India could not even name Pakistan in our speech?

Indians were delighted with Swaraj's speech and thought it was a befitting response to Sharif and Pakistan. Some even mocked our neighboring country.

Balochistan's exiled leader Brahamdagh Bugti praised Swaraj's speech and said it was a good step. Bugti added that he hoped India would continue its support to the Baloch cause.

Updated Date: Sep 26, 2016 21:54 PM

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