India’s Permanent Representative to the UN TS Tirumurti said that Pakistan’s attempt to internationalise this issue through the United Nations has again come to nought.
Mr Tirumurti tweeted “In today’s meeting of UN Security Council which was closed, informal, not recorded and without any outcome, almost all countries underline that J&K was the bilateral issue & did not deserve time and attention of council”.
When India marked the first anniversary on AUG 5 division of the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the all-weather friends’ China and Pakistan called for a discussion on the issue of Article 370(J&K issue) in the Security Council under “Any Other Business” on Wednesday.
US took the lead and made it clear that the Kashmir issue was not a matter for the UN body to discuss it is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
India already told the international community that scrapping Article 370 was its internal matter and also asked Pakistan to accept the truth and stop all anti-India propaganda. Still, Pakistan is unsuccessfully trying to drum up international support against India for withdrawing Article 370.
On behalf of Pakistan in January, China had made a similar attempt to raise the Kashmir issue, and now China stood alone in the Pakistani corner to get the Security Council to focus on the Kashmir issue.
Mr Tirumurti said contrary to what Pakistan may claim, the attempt by Pakistan to internationalise the J&K issue, which is a bilateral issue, is nothing new. They can’t be successfully put J&K issue on the UN agenda. If lie repeated a hundred times will not become truth.
Article written by SOMANATH SAHU
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