Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at UN, India calls it diversion

United Nations: Pakistan has again tried to raise the Kashmir issue into a General Assembly debate, but India refused to be drawn into a “distraction” from the agenda set for the meeting.

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi devoted a significant part of her speech to Kashmir at the committee dealing with decolonisation on Monday.

The Minister in India’s Permanent Mission, Srinivas Prasad, who spoke later said in his scheduled speech, “We reject the efforts of the delegation of Pakistan to bring issues which have never been on the agenda of this Committee ever in its history.”

“We-consider it a diversion from the agenda and as a distraction not worthy of a response,” Prasad added.

Kashmir is not considered a colony or a non-self-governing territory by the UN.


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