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Will think about dealing with fake photos, UNGA prez says after Pakistan pic gaffe

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Will think about dealing with fake photos, UNGA prez says after Pakistan pic gaffe  Paulomi Tripathi, Permanent Mission of India to UN, with the real picture of Pak-sponsored terrorism in J&K, during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York. PTI

United Nations: UN General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak has said that he would certainly think about suggestions to prevent the platform from being used to depict fake pictures, days after Pakistan portrayed an injured Gaza girl as a Kashmiri pellet gun victim.

Exercising her right to reply hours after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj blasted Pakistan for its support to terrorism, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi, on the floor of the UN General Assembly on Saturday, held up a photograph of a woman whose face was peppered with alleged pellet gun wounds.

"This is the face of Indian democracy," Lodhi had claimed.

The picture of 17-year-old Rawya abu Joma'a of Gaza, an alleged victim of an Israeli attack, was taken by award- winning American photo journalist Heidi Levine in 2014.

When asked if he would like to set some sort of factual baseline when people make use of a wrong photograph, Lajcak said, "I will certainly think about it your suggestions".

At the same time, he said it was a matter of diplomacy.

"It is not for me to answer. It's for the delegations that are involved. I want to use but not misuse my position as president of the General Assembly," he said.

India on Monday said Pakistan had tried to mislead the UN General Assembly by displaying a fake picture to spread falsehood about the country.

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