Mumbai: Saturday, 23 September 2017, was full of upheaval as Pakistan’s Ambassador, Maleeha Lodhi, at the United Nations used the pictures of Palestinian victims, which according to the Congress Party was projected wrongly in a mischievous manner.
Congress leader, Salman Khurshid told ANI, “I can only be amused at Maleeha Lodhi and their inability. They were using the picture of Palestine girl for mischievous purpose.”
Appreciating the opportunity utilised by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, he mentioned that Swaraj has put India’s position very strong at the international level on terrorism.
While addressing the 72nd UNGA session in New York, Sushma Swaraj had said that India has risen despite being the principal destination of Pakistan’s nefarious export of terrorism.
Lashing out and even questioned the ability of Pakistan as to what have they offered to the world and to its own people apart from terrorism.
And to give a befitting reply to Sushma Swaraj’s speech, Maleeha Lodhi resorted waving dramatic picture of a girl having pellet injuries on her face and pounded saying, “this was the face of Indian democracy.”
Meanwhile, the BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi demarking against Pakistan further said that the US visited India for talent hunt and US visited Pakistan for terrorist hunt.
“The reply and representation of Pakistan’s representative are false and ridiculous, exactly in tune with image of Pakistan. Not only are they putting false fact, which are now known to the world. But the truth fact is Osama bin laden the biggest terrorist of his time was found in Pakistan. Multinational companies from all over the world including US visited India for talent hunt and US visited Pakistan for terrorist hunt. Reaction of Maleeha Lodhi was baseless,” BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said.
However, the picture reference given by Maleeha Lodhi to the United Nations, was found to be the image which was reported by many media outlets already. It’s the picture of Rawia Abu Joma’a, a 17-year-old girl injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza city in 2014. This picture was taken by award winning photographer Heidi Levine for ‘The National’, a UAE daily.
Thus, her open lies were caught and her trick to defame India backfired on her own.