United Nations: Addressing the UN General Assembly 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi skipped any reference to Pakistan and underlined that the only message from the world’s largest democracy to the general assembly was one of “harmony and peace”.
He said the world needs to unite and have a consensus on fighting terrorism, which are the biggest challenges before humanity.
“We believe that terrorism is not a challenge for any one country but for all countries and for humanity. For the sake of humanity, the world has to unite against terror,” PM said.
“We belong to a country that has given the world Buddh (Buddha’s message of peace), not ‘Yuddh’ (war). When we raise our voice against terror, it is with seriousness and anger,” said the Prime Minister in a 20-minute speech in which he also spoke about India’s fight against global warming and its development initiatives.
India’s “voice against terrorism to alert the world about its evil rings with seriousness and outrage,” he said.
Moreover, PM Modi’s speech covered diverse issues such as climate change, sustainable development goals and assistance for small islands.
This is the first time that Pakistan has not been mentioned in an Indian address — by the prime minister or the external affairs minister — in the General Assembly address in eight years. The only time India omitted Pakistan from its speech in the last decade was in 2011.
Pakistan figured 10 times in 2010, five times in 2013, five times in 2014 and three, six, 15 and 12 times over the next four years.