India slams Pakistan after it rakes up Kashmir issue during UNGA emergency session on Ukraine
India has dismissed as “frivolous and pointless” Pakistan’s attempts to raise the Kashmir issue while the UN General Assembly was engrossed in Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territories.
Pakistan who has this habit of raking up its propaganda over the Kashmir issue at every international forum, got a befitted response from India on Wednesday, when the former tried the same misadventure during the recent United Nations General Assembly debate on Russia.
India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj on Wednesday poured ridicule on Islamabad’s “mindset” that keeps bringing it up with ‘falsehoods” regardless of the context, saying that it deserves “sympathy”, Pakistan should instead stop cross-border terrorism, she said.
#WATCH | Entire territory of J&K is & will always be an integral part of India… We call on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism so our citizens can enjoy their right to life & liberty: Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative to the UN
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— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2022
She clarified that the entire Jammu and Kashmir belong to India irrespective of what Pakistan believes. “It is important to set the record straight. The entire territory of J&K is and will always be an integral and an inalienable part of India,” the Indian diplomat said. Slamming further, Kamboj said, “We call on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism so our citizens can enjoy their right to life and liberty.”
Speaking after the Assembly had voted to condemn Russia’s annexation of areas of Ukraine, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Munir Akram said he looked forward to “similar concern and condemnation about the attempts by India to formalize” what he termed the annexation of Kashmir.
In a muddled attempt at linking Kashmir to the Ukraine issue, he said that while Pakistan “endorses the basic principle reflected in the draft resolution that referenda cannot apply to people’s and regions, which are part of a sovereign state and in an environment which is not free”, it had abstained on the resolution.
He then added, “Under international law, the right of self-determination applies to people who are under foreign or called colonial domination and those who have not yet exercised the right to self-determination as in the case of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Later exercising Pakistan’s right to reply to her comments, Gul Kaiser Sarwani, a counsellor in that country’s UN mission, repeated its standard statement about Hindutva, RSS, the BJP, and cow “vigilantism” and what it asserts is the condition of minorities.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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