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Pakistan’s UN representative shows Gaza photo as Kashmir’s!

SNS | New Delhi |

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi in its attempt to take on India at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), tried to pass off a photo of an injured Gaza girl as a Kashmiri.

Lodhi was responding to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s description of Pakistan as an “export factory for terror”.

However, the photo Lodhi displayed to highlight the alleged “atrocities” in Jammu and Kashmir was taken by an award-winning photographer Heidi Levine inside the Gaza strip in 2014. The photo is of a 17-year-old Rawya Abu Jom, who was injured when two Israeli airstrikes hit her family’s apartment in Gaza during the 2014 war.

Exercising the Right of Reply, Lodhi accused India of “crimes against humanity” and of carrying out a “campaign of brutality” in the Kashmir.

To prove her point, she held the photo of the girl whose face was riddled with wounds, which later was spotted by multiple media portals as misrepresentation of information.

Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad took shared a post social media to criticise the step taken by Pakistan in UN.