Pakistan a ‘fly–by-night operator’, misusing UN forum for ‘territorial aggrandisement’: India

India's Permanent Mission to the UN, Srinivas Prasad, asserted that Kashmir is not on the agenda of the committee, which is focussed on decolonisation and "non-self governing territories".

By: PTI | United Nations | Updated: October 9, 2016 9:03 am
India, Pakistan, India Pakistan relations, India Pakistan at UN, United nations, Kashmir issue, Kashmir resolution, India Pakistan news,UN and India, latest news, India and kashmir, Kashmir news, Latest news India asserted that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of its territory and Pakistan’s efforts to raise the issue was a flagrant misuse of the body (UN) for its own territorial aggrandizement.

Hitting back at Pakistan for again raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, India termed the country as a “fly–by-night operator” saying Islamabad “flagrantly” misuses the forum of the world body for its “territorial aggrandisement”. Exercising the Right of Reply, Minister in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, Srinivas Prasad, strongly rejected remarks made by Pakistan’s envoy to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, in which she had said that the non-implementation of UN Security Council resolutions for a plebiscite in Kashmir is the “most persistent” failure of the UN.

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“We are constrained to take the floor to exercise our Right of Reply because we have just heard one country – Pakistan – make reference to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in a rather self-serving and disingenuous attempt to bring an extraneous issue to this committee,” Prasad said during the General Debate of the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee here yesterday.

Rejecting Lodhi’s comments entirely, Prasad said “Pakistan, acting like a fly–by-night operator, has attempted to flagrantly misuse the forum provided by the Committee for its territorial aggrandisement”. He asserted that Kashmir is not on the agenda of the committee, which is focussed on decolonisation and “non-self governing territories”.

Lodhi raking up the Kashmir issue in the committee that focuses on decolonisation reflects yet another failed attempt to bring the issue on the agenda of this Committee, he said. “The issue is rightly not on the agenda of the Committee which looks after the non-self governing territories,” Prasad said adding Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. He said “Pakistan will be well advised not to disrespect the intelligence of the Committee and abide by its agenda”.

Raising the Kashmir issue again at the UN, Lodhi had said the decolonisation agenda of the UN will remain “incomplete” without resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which is among the oldest items on the UN’s agenda. She claimed for over six decades, the UN Security Council resolutions promising a plebiscite under UN auspices to allow the Kashmiri people to determine their destiny, have not been implemented. “This is the most persistent failure of the United Nations,” she said adding that generation after generation of Kashmiris has only seen “broken promises and brutal oppression”.

Claiming that Jammu and Kashmir “never was and can never be” an integral part of India, she said it is a disputed territory, the final status of which has yet to be determined in accordance with resolutions of the UN Security Council. Lodhi claimed the Kashmiris have risen again in unison against occupation through the “ongoing indigenous uprising”.

She alleged that Indian forces have injured thousands of Kashmiris, calling it “the worst form of state terrorism and a war crime, which India has perpetrated by its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir for decades”. Lodhi said the UN has a moral responsibility to people suffering under colonial domination and foreign occupation. “There is an urgent need to bring the work on this unfinished agenda to closure and eliminate the last remaining vestiges of colonialism. We hope that we will be able to achieve this shared goal sooner rather than later,” she said.

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    Ikok
    Oct 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm
    Apni ama ko
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      Ikok
      Oct 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm
      stan should learn from Russia how it annexed cremia from Ukrain and got a referendum and is now governing over it...
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        Ikok
        Oct 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm
        Saying to learn.. baby
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        Ramachandra
        Oct 8, 2016 at 10:58 pm
        For domestic consumption only. Consume my dear indians.
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          MyTake
          Oct 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm
          Has not the Simla Agreement taken over whatever was left of UN involvement? Why can't the stanis not respecting their own committment?
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            Neil
            Oct 8, 2016 at 10:16 pm
            Indian diplomats have to stay on the message consistently 24X7.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan should be hypnehated with terror, jihad, isis, exporting terror and repeat this message day in and day out.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Fly by night, sell by date is non sense and going off the message and the objective of isolating stan.
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              Vikrant
              Oct 8, 2016 at 6:42 pm
              When is stan vacating POK and handingnit over to India the first mandatory for the plebiscite in JandK to take place. Along with taking away its armed forces s will also have to take away the punjabi muslims that it forced to settle in PoK.
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              aslam
              Oct 8, 2016 at 11:31 pm
              india is many time bigger then stan, 700000 indian army in kashmir but even then could not b able to get victory in kashmir ,yes they are killing kashmiris,,Always frighting from stan a small country,but this country successfuly killing dalit,muslim,kashmiris and sikh as in 1984,
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