WION New Delhi, India
Sep 13, 2019, 02.52 PM
Yet again, India has slammed Pakistan at the United Nations for raking up the Kashmir issue. Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nation, Maleeha Lodhi, raised the Kashmir issue on Thursday during a discussion on "Report of the Security Council for 2018". Lodhi said that the UN Security Council has failed to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.
Indian diplomat Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, while giving out the country's statement in the debate said, "There has been yet another attempt by one delegation to misuse this forum to spread baseless and deceitful narratives about my country".
Calling Islamabad's attempts as unsuccessful, the first secretary at the Indian mission in UN, Bayyapu said, "truth is that the delegation represents a geographical space that is now widely known as the hub of terrorism that has jeopardized innocent lives in our region and beyond."
Earlier in the week, Pakistan and India clashed at the United Nations Human Rights Council where Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called New Delhi's decision to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir as illegal.
The Indian delegation, led by secretary east Vijay Thakur Singh, called the decision as a sovereign one taken by the Indian parliament and slammed Islamabad for interfering in India's internal matter. India has also highlighted the plight of minorities in the South Asian country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be heading to New York by the end of this month for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. Both will be speaking on September 27. This will be the second time when PM Modi will be addressing the UNGA since 2014.
Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nation, Maleeha Lodhi, raised the Kashmir issue on Thursday during a discussion.