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From referring to PM Modi as ‘President’ to asking world leaders to ‘Google’ RSS, Imran Khan’s UNGA maiden speech was a recipe for disaster

In his haste to present his anti-India rhetoric once again in front of the international forum, Imran Khan went on to embarrass himself quite a number of times during his speech.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden speech at the UN General Assembly which dragged for almost 50 minutes was nothing more than a medley of errors. Out of the 50-minutes that he spoke he used up at least half of his time, drumming up hysteria about nuclear war and whining about Kashmir. Over and above that, he made several goof ups as he progressed with his almost hour-long speech.

As Khan went ahead with his speech that exceeded beyond the stipulated time-limit of between 15-20 minutes, the cricketer-turned-politician referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘President’. And this was just the beginning of the comedy of errors!

In his haste to present his anti-India rhetoric once again in front of the international forum, Imran Khan went on to embarrass himself quite a number of times during his speech. On one occasion during his never-ending speech, he was heard referring to ‘Savarkar’ as ‘Sarwzkar’. This is not it, the parody nation’s PM calls, ‘Golwalker’ and ‘Sarwzkar’ the “founding fathers of the RSS”. And even more, interestingly, he asks the dignitaries present at the UNGA to google the names RSS, ‘Golwalkar’ and ‘Sarwzkar’ on the internet.

Just to get Imran Khan’s facts correct, it is not ‘Sarwzkar’, the person he made reference to was great revolutionary and freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar ‘Savarkar’. Secondly, neither ‘Golwalker’ nor ‘Sarwzkar’, as Imran Khan wants the UN to believe, were the “founding fathers of RSS” rather Savarkar was a member of Hindu Mahasabha, a right-wing Hindu nationalist political party in India formed to protect the rights of the Hindu community in British India and RSS was founded by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar.

Following Khan’s anti-India rant, India used its Right to Reply at the UNGA. First Secretary MEA Vidisha Maitra, while in a scathing reply said that Khan’s threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinkmanship and not statesmanship.

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