India in the United Nation has strongly rejected Pakistan’s remarks on Kashmir. India told Pakistan in UN that no amount of ‘empty rhetoric’ will change the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is an inalienable part of India.
United nation general assembly conducted debate on “The responsibility to protect and prevention of Genocide, War crimes, Ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity”.
India’s first secretary in Permanent Mission to the UN Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu said, ‘“While we are having this serious debate for the first time in a decade on an issue that is of importance to all of us, we have witnessed that one delegation has, yet again, misused this platform to make an unwarranted reference to the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir’.
Bayyapu said such cynical attempts by Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN had failed in the past and did not find any resonance in the UN body. “I would like to place on record and reiterate that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. No amount of empty
rhetoric from Pakistan will change this reality,” he said.
This remark came after Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi’s said if the international community is “selective” in its approach where it is expressing indignation at some transgressions while choosing to willfully ignore others, then any norm will be quickly turned into mere pretense.
Lodhi said people in Kashmir are among victim of ‘egregious crimes’ such as killings and mass blinding.
India exercised the Right of Reply in UN, strongly rejecting Pakistan’s reference to Kashmir in the 193-member UN body.