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Pak Again Fails To Raise Kashmir Issue At UNSC; Members Say Bilateral Matter

United Nations/Islamabad: India has slammed Pakistan for repeatedly making an attempt to lift the Kashmir situation on the UN Safety Council with China’s assist the place it failed once more to seek out any assist, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad must concentrate on the “hard tasks” it has to deal with to make sure regular bilateral ties.

China, Pakistan’s ‘all-weather ally’, on Wednesday stood alone within the Pakistani nook to get the Safety Council to concentrate on the Kashmir situation.

The newest try failed as different nations of the 15-member council felt Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.

Earlier, China made the recent pitch to lift the Kashmir situation underneath “other matters” throughout closed consultations within the Safety Council Consultations Room.

“We once again saw an effort made by one member state of the UN, fail in plain view of all others,” India’s Everlasting Consultant to the UN Syed Akbaruddin stated.

“We are happy that neither alarmist scenario painted by the representatives of Pakistan nor any of the baseless allegations made repeatedly by representatives of Pakistan in the UN fora were found to be credible today,” Akbaruddin advised PTI.

“We are glad that the effort was viewed as a distraction and it was pointed by many friends that bilateral mechanisms are available to raise and address issues that Pakistan may have in its ties with India,” he stated.

A European supply, heading into the united states assembly, described the discussions on Kashmir in the course of the closed consultations to be “low key.”

A high European diplomat stated the problem ought to be resolved bilaterally and it was a “domestic affair”.

Akbaruddin additional stated, “Pakistan’s practice of using false pretences to distract from addressing the malaise that afflicts it has run its course. We hope that Pakistan pays heed to the clear signals sent out here today and focusses on the hard tasks it has to address in order to ensure normal relations with India.”

Popping out of the assembly, Chinese language Ambassador Zhang Jun stated: “We had a gathering on Jammu and Kashmir. And I’m certain you all know that Overseas Minister of Pakistan wrote letters to the Safety Council asking it to concentrate to the present state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The problem of India and Pakistan has at all times been on the agenda of the Safety Council and right this moment we have now additionally seen some tensions, so the Safety Council had a briefing and (it) heard on the briefing from the Secretariat regarding the present state of affairs on the bottom. Members exchanged views on that.”

Zhang later stated China has acknowledged its “position very clearly. We remain concerned about the situation on the ground (in Kashmir).”

When requested if the assembly superior something, he stated: “I am sure the meeting will help both the parties to understand the risk of further escalation and will encourage them to approach each other and have a dialogue and seek solutions through dialogue. I think that will be helpful.”

The present transfer by China was the third such try to lift the Kashmir situation at the united states since August final when the particular standing granted to Jammu and Kashmir underneath Article 370 of the Structure was scrapped by the federal government, and the state was bifurcated into two union territories.

In August, China pushed for a UNSC assembly on Kashmir. Nevertheless, the assembly didn’t yield desired outcomes for China because the member-states maintained that India’s transfer was an inner situation.

Final month, France, the US, the UK and Russia foiled an try by China to debate Kashmir at a closed-door assembly of the united states.

China has criticised New Delhi for making Ladakh a union territory. China lays declare over a number of components of Ladakh.

In the meantime, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday welcomed the united states assembly on Kashmir and claimed that the problem was an internationally recognised dispute that continues to be on the agenda of the worldwide physique.

“An internationally recognised dispute, Jammu and Kashmir remains on the Security Council’s agenda and its consideration by the Council reflects a recognition of the seriousness of the prevailing situation,” Khan stated.

He stated the problem “must be resolved in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the will of the Kashmiri people”.

“We will continue to provide moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people until they secure their inalienable right to self-determination,” he added.

Pakistan’s Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed that the UN has confirmed throughout its assembly on Kashmir that India’s motion of scrapping Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing has elevated stress within the area.

Interacting with media individuals in New York, Qureshi stated on the request of Pakistan and with the assist of China, the Safety Council thought-about the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, in keeping with a press release launched by the Overseas Workplace in Islamabad.

“In the closed meeting of the Council, representatives of the UN and the UNMOGIP briefed the participants. The UN in its briefing confirmed that India’s August 5 measures resulted in the rise of tensions and that the ‘local situation’ remains tense,” Qureshi stated.

India maintains that the UN Army Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), established in January 1949, has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Settlement and the ensuing institution of the Line of Management.

The us is “monitoring the situation”, stated Qureshi, who’s on a three-day go to to the US as a part of Pakistan’s efforts to defuse the tensions between the US and Iran.

(PTI)

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