Pakistan's bid to 'internationalise Kashmir' fails, world leans on India's side

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 26, 2019, 10:59 PM IST
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Islamabad wanted to unleash a major diplomatic campaign against India. Imran Khan wanted to shine a spotlight on India's Kashmir decision.

It's been three days since the United Nations General Assembly debates kicked off in New York. All through the week — Pakistan has been trying to raise an alarm over Kashmir. 
Imran Khan has been making nuclear threats. Pakistani diplomats have been trying to whip up some support from the international community.

Islamabad wanted to unleash a major diplomatic campaign against India. Imran Khan wanted to shine a spotlight on India's Kashmir decision.

But Pakistan's anti-India campaign has failed to make even a minor dent. It has failed to garner the support of the world body on Kashmir.

Pakistan tried every trick in its playbook. In New York, Imran khan played the victim card before the press. He even raised the nuclear bogey again. 

“This is just the beginning and it is going to get worse. There is a potential that two nuclear-armed countries would come face to face, so hence, I felt it is extremely important that we highlight what is happening in Kashmir amongst the world leaders and a forum like the united nations general assembly," said Imran.

Despite these efforts, the world leaders are not buying the nuclear threat. So far, Pakistan has been able to secure the support of only a few nations.

Turkey is perhaps the only prominent name on that list. Beyond that — the rest of the world leaders is leaning towards India.

Islamabad was hoping for some support from American president Donald Trump.

But the American president appeared less keen to intervene — when he met Prime Minister Modi. 

Hidden agenda

While Pakistan continues to create a lot of noise on Kashmir — behind the scenes — it continues to execute its nefarious game plans.

At the united nations — Pakistan approached the security council with a request. 

They wanted the world body to allow Hafiz Saeed access to his accounts.

And Pakistan got its way — the 26/11 mastermind will be allowed to withdraw up to 150 thousand Pakistani rupees monthly.

Hafiz Saeed is a un-designated global terrorist. His accounts were frozen due to un sanctions. 

But Pakistan's diplomatic moves at the U.N. — have now given Hafiz Saeed a backdoor entry into his accounts.

Despite the repeated setbacks — Pakistani prime minister is still expected to raise the Kashmir issue during his speech at the general assembly.

In contrast — India has managed to create a different space for itself on the global stage.

India has been an active participant in debates around global issues of importance.

Prime Minister Modi has participated in various events. And outlined his vision on the global economy, the fight against terrorism and climate action.

He advocated for a closer alliance between India and the world. And that is the fundamental difference between India and Pakistan. India is trying to build bridges to boost global economic growth. 

But, Pakistan — continues to push a destructive agenda, that the world is increasingly getting tired of listening.