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United Nations, Sep 20 (Canadian-Media): It was asserted by India's top envoy to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin, India would soar high if Pakistan stooped low to raise the Kashmir issue at a high-level UN General Assembly session here next week, media reports said.
India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, was asked at a press conference here on Thursday, if he expected the Kashmir issue would be raised during the UN General Assembly session, and, if so, how will India tackle it.
It was vowed by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York on September 27.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to speak on the same day.
"We are confident that we will soar. We have given you examples of how we will not stoop. We will soar when they stoop low," Akbaruddin said.
Akbaruddin had laid out the focus and priorities of Prime Minister Modi when he arrives for the 74th UN General Assembly session.
"What they want to do is their call. We've seen them mainstream terrorism in the past. And what you're now telling me is they may want to mainstream hate speech.
It's their call, if they want to do that. Poison pens don't work for too long," he said.
There was an escalation of tension between India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5.
Pakistan reacted to India's move on Kashmir by downgrading diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian High Commissioner.
(First published in India Blooms New Services)