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Maleeha Lodhi shows wrong photo of a ‘pellet victim’ at UNGA – Daily Pakistan


NEW YORK – The lady whose picture was proven by Pakistan diplomat Maleeha Lodhi at United Nations final night for instance of Indian brutality in Kashmir has turned out to be of a resident of Palestine.

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The picture of a lady – her face bearing a number of bruises – which Ms. Lodhi brandished on the UNGA session was taken by award-winning photographer Heidi Levine contained in the Gaza strip in 2014.

The lady – Rawya Abu Joma, who was then 17 years previous – had been injured throughout an Israeli airstrike, the unique caption with the mentioned. The picture has been carried by many on-line picture galleries — together with New York Occasions and the Guardian.

The gaffe by Pakistan’s everlasting consultant to the UN got here whereas she was responding to Indian’s overseas minister Sushma Swaraj’s verbal assault on Pakistan. Waving round a close-up shot of the teenager’s face, Ms. Lodhi mentioned in her “vitriol” Ms. Swaraj had “intentionally ignored the core difficulty” of Kashmir.

Voicing her rebuttal to Indian FM’s remark that Pakistan is a “pre-eminent export manufacturing facility for terror”, Ms. Lodhi maintained that India’s posture is that of a predator.

She additionally emphasised that India – a nation dominated by fascist ideology – ought to cease supporting and aiding terrorism and associated actions throughout the border.

“Indian leaders have Muslim blood on their arms,” she added.

India is mom of terrorism in South Asia, not Pakistan: Maleeha hits again at Swaraj

Pakistan requires an inquiry into the conflict crimes perpetrated by India in Occupied Kashmir (IoK), Ms. Lodhi acknowledged, noting that forceful occupation of the troubled, conflict-ridden area is against the law.

“Kashmir will not be a part of India,” Lodhi harassed, including that the worldwide neighborhood must collectively make India cease violating the ceasefire association.

Alleging that Swaraj slandered in opposition to Pakistan in her feedback earlier right now, Lodhi mentioned that Pakistan wishes to resolve issues by means of constructive talks, that are conditional to India removing its coverage of terrorism.

The International Workplace has but to launch a press release on the problem.

Pakistan may have used any of the pictures (of Kashmiris injured by pellets fired by Indian forces) as an alternative:

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