India urges UNSC to ‘outlist Kashmir-issue’, terms it ‘outdated agenda item’

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Srinagar: As Pakistan continues to raise Kashmir issue at the global level “supporting the Kashmir’s freedom movement”, enraged on this, India has called for permanently listing Jammu and Kashmir matter as ‘outdated agenda item’ – thereby potentially sidelining United Nations’ role in the long pending dispute.

Terming the dispute “irrational exuberance”, India has said that it bears “no place in a dignified world.”

The country also criticised Pakistan over its repeated attempts to raise Kashmir issue, more vociferously after the government of India stripped Kashmir of its statehood and bifurcated the erstwhile state into two union territories.

“There is a delegation that repeatedly attempts to rebrand itself as contributing to international peace, but unfortunately fails to recognise that it is globally known for being the fountainhead of international terror and the hub for terror syndicates,” reads a statement by India.

“India-Pakistan question” was first taken into consideration by the Security Council on January 6, 1948, and was last discussed on November 5, 1965.

While Pakistan, backed by China, has been seeking a discussion on Jammu and Kashmir, the UNSC held a closed consultation on the matter in August last year after China sought a discussion in light of India’s August 5 decision to abrogate Article 370. However, the discussion has still remained non-conclusive.

On the first anniversary of India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 on August 5 this year, Beijing had once again called for a discussion on the matter. However, the discussions derived no outcome.


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