Prime Minister Modi, who will be speaking at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York today is likely to talk about Pakistan’s state-sponsored terrorism. The 74th session will begin at 9 AM New York time with an address from Mauritius President Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory.
Prime Minister Modi’s speech, which is expected to start at 11:30 AM in New York (9 PM India time) will follow a general debate between Prime Minister of Lesotho and Indonesian Vice-President. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to speak after PM Modi’s speech.
It is believed that PM Modi might speak about the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir and the current situation prevailing there along with plans for peace and development in the valley. PM Modi may also talk about the Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in India at the UNGA.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to speak after PM Modi and is also expected to rake up the Kashmir issue, despite the fact that the international community has snubbed Pakistan time and again stating that the abrogation of Article 370 is an internal matter of India.
Yesterday, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi boycotted India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s opening statement at the SAARC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting saying that Pakistan will not ‘engage’ with India until and unless it ‘lifts the siege’ in Kashmir.