After Maldives, Pakistan raises Kashmir in another international forum in Colombo 

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi Published: Sep 03, 2019, 06:05 PM(IST)

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The Pakistan delegates raised Kashmir at a UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian Conference on Children Right’s Convention in Colombo, drawing a strong reaction from the Indian representative Gaurav Gogoi, Member of Parliament from Kaliabor, Assam.  

Days after Pakistan delegates raised Kashmir issue inside the Maldives Parliament, a similar incident took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This time too the incident drew a strong reaction from the Indian delegates present.   

The Pakistan delegates raised Kashmir at a UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian Conference on Children Right’s Convention in Colombo, drawing a strong reaction from the Indian representative Gaurav Gogoi, Member of Parliament from Kaliabor, Assam.  

Reminding Pakistan that ''Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter and as stakeholders in Indian democracy", Gogoi said Pakistan has own things to deal on such as "human rights, the plight of minorities and legislation such as the blasphemy law."

On Sunday, at a forum on sustainable development goal in Maldives Parliament, Pakistani delegates raised Kashmir even as hapless speaker of Maldivian Parliament Mohamed Nasheed's effort to bring the situation under control in vain. 

Maldives Parliament was hosting the fourth South Asian speakers summit on achieving the sustainable development goal with India being represented by Harivansh Narayan Singh, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Pakistan delegation was led by Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri and Senator Qurat ul Ain Marri.

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