Pakistan fails in one other try and rake up Kashmir at UNSC

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 4

India has hit again at Pakistan a day earlier than the primary anniversary of the modifications within the standing of Jammu and Kashmir.

The quick context for the broadside launched by India’s everlasting consultant to the UN, TS Tirumurti, was Pakistan’s failure to steer the UN Security Council (UNSC) to come back out with a decision on Kashmir.

Pakistan had stepped up its marketing campaign in opposition to the August 5 abrogation of Articles 370 and 35 A, with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi persuading China to carry a closed-door assembly on Kashmir at the us.

Qureshi later marked the consultations as a political victory for the Imran Khan authorities since this was the second time in six months that the us had mentioned Kashmir.

Tirumurti stated Pakistan’s newest try had additionally fallen flat.

“Attempts by Pakistan to try and internationalise what is a bilateral issue is nothing new. Contrary to what Qureshi has asserted, there has been no formal meeting of the UNSC on the India-Pakistan issue since 1965.”

“What came up recently was a closed-door and completely informal meeting under the category of ‘any other business’, which is not even a recorded discussion,” Tirumurti identified.

“Even the UN Secretary-General, in his statement of August 2019, clearly referred to the 1972 bilateral Shimla Agreement. Consequently, Pakistan’s efforts haven’t met any traction in UNSC. Even if Pakistan persists, there are no takers here in the UN,” Tirumurti added.

“It is a well-known fact that Pakistan is home to the largest number of listed terrorists, internationally designated terrorist entities and individuals. Under the 1267 Committee, which submits its report periodically on terrorist activities of the ISIL, the Al-Qaeda and its affiliates. There are several direct references to Pakistan’s involvement,” identified the diplomat.

India will be a part of the us for a two-year membership from January 1, 2021, for the eighth time.

Qureshi has additionally opposed India’s quest for everlasting membership at the us by stating that growth will “compound, not resolve, UNSC’s paralysis”.

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