External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Raveesh Kumar said, an attempt was made by Pakistan through China to misuse the platform of United Nations Security Council.

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People turned up in large numbers outside the airport to welcome the Prime Minister. BJP also organised a cultural programme at the airport.

"Congratulatory messages pour in after the UN General Assembly speech and so do the selfie requests," PMO India tweeted.

PM Modi announced setting up of a major global coalition to promote setting up of disaster resilient infrastructure in wake of rising extreme events.

"There may be somebody wanting to bring an issue which they have raised before. It is for every country to determine its trajectory, how it wants to approach global platforms. There may be some who stoop low, our response then is we soar high," he said while speaking to reporters here.

Pakistan has been making repeated unsuccessful efforts to flag Jammu and Kashmir at various international forums and made its pitch at the meet for an investigation by the global body.

Independent local and international human rights organisations put the numbers much higher. Around 20,000 have reportedly been abducted only from Balochistan, out of which more than 2,500 have turned up dead as bullet-riddled dead bodies, bearing signs of extreme torture.

The 42nd session of the Council will tackle a wide range of issues, examining 90 reports presented by 25 rights experts from across the world, including Myanmar, Jammu and Kashmir, Yemen, Ukraine, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Central African Republic and Georgia

The actress was slammed by many including Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari who among others penned open letters and signed petitions to urge UNICEF to remove the Bollywood actress for her alleged "hypocrisy".