UNGA session: Maleeha tries passing off Palestinian girl as Kashmiri in photo


Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, made a gaffe on Saturday when she tried to pass off a photo of Gaza girl as that of a Kashmiri in a bid to highlight the Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.

Lodhi was responding to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s “slanderous orgy against Pakistan” at the United Nations General Assembly.

Lodhi’s focus was Kashmir in reply to Swaraj’s strong attack on Pakistan, in which she called it a “terror exporting state”.

Lodhi said that India was committing crimes against humanity and had launched a campaign of brutality in the Occupied Kashmir; and to corroborate her claims she displayed a photo a Kashmiri girl which later proved to be of a Palestinian.

The photo in question was taken by award-winning photographer Heidi Levine inside the Gaza strip in 2014, and the girl had been injured in an Israeli air strike. The photo has been featured in many photo galleries posted online, including by the New York Times and the Guardian.

The picture was reported by a number of foreign media outlets as that of Rawia Abu Joma’a, a 17-year-old girl, injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza city in 2014.


      • Sami sahab ham un kashmirio ko marte hai jo millitant ban jate hai ya terrorists ko help karne ke liye samne ate hai….ordinary kashmiris ko education, health, food sab milta hai… vo muslims hai isiliye pakistan jana chahte hai….INDIA IS NOT AS STRICT AS MYANMAR IS ON ROHINGYAS AND ISRAEL IS ON PALESTINE.INDIA has many muslims and all are staying peacefully.

  1. That’s the level of diplomats and diplomacy of a failed state.. not shocked.. that’s what they are.. pathetic lire.. they are like a cat who keeps sipping on the milk with eyes closed thinking no one is watching.. when in fact everyone is.. they don’t have quality introspection otherwise they would know the laughing stock they have become now..

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