‘No takers for your malware’: India slams Pakistan at UN Security Council

India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin, called out Pakistan for peddling falsehoods on New Delhi ‘as there are no takers for your malware here’.  

Akbaruddin made the comments at an open debate at the UN Security Council (UNSC) after Pakistan’s Munir Akram accused India of false claims on normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.

“It is increasingly acknowledged that the Council faces crises of identity and legitimacy, as well as relevance and performance. The globalisation of terror networks, the weaponisation of new technologies, the inability to counter those resorting to subversive statecraft are showing up the shortcomings of the Council,” he said.

“One delegation that epitomises the dark arts has, yet again, displayed its wares by peddling falsehoods earlier today. These we dismiss with disdain. My simple response to Pakistan is even though it is late, neighbour, heal thyself of your malaise. There are no takers here for your malware,” he added.

Moreover, the ambassador called upon the Council to address ongoing and future threats to global peace and security as ‘part of the political toolkit’.

Akbaruddin further said, “the answer to the crises the Council faces, lies in invoking and working through Charter provisions that provide for reform and change. We need a Council that is representative of current global realities, credible, and legitimate, rather than one that rests merely on the claim that it existed at the inception. The Council needs to be fit for purpose for the 21st century.”