Maleeha used wrong picture in her speech

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NEW YORK: While highlighting the Kashmir issue, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi in her right to reply to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the UN showed picture of Palestinian victim and tried to pass it off as ‘evidence’ of atrocities on Kashmiris.

Maleeha Lodhi resorted to waving dramatic pictures of a girl with pellet injuries on her face and added, “this was the face of Indian democracy”, while suggesting that Kashmiris had been injured by pellet guns.

The picture used by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN was reported by a number of media outlets as that of Rawia Abu Joma’a, a 17-year-old girl injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza city in 2014. Rawia’s picture was taken by award winning photographer Heidi Levine.

Earlier on Saturday, Swaraj had said India has risen despite being the principal destination of Pakistan’s nefarious export of terrorism.