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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                    avi
                    Oct 8, 2016 at 8:54 pm
                    Rightly said, not only Fly by Night operators but a Banana Republic run by an Army of international murderers.
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                      Pawar RS
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 4:21 am
                      Lodhi or behen ki Lodi ??
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                        Pawar RS
                        Oct 9, 2016 at 4:22 am
                        another behen ka louda ??
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                          DD
                          Oct 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm
                          cheeti haathi se seekh kar haathi nahi ban sakti.. babuaa
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                            DD
                            Oct 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm
                            s are like co*kroaches.lt;br/gt;no.matter how many times we remove u come back..lt;br/gt;mainly due to ur rapid rate of reproductionlt;br/gt;..
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                              DD
                              Oct 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm
                              stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;''''''''lt;br/gt;��
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                                lafanga
                                Oct 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm
                                Ok world. Please look away while we butcher the Kashmiris for daring to ask for freedom. We just shot and killed a 12 year old Kashmiri boy yesterday in his home and we are proud of it. Please don't listen to stan.
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                                  George Cruz
                                  Oct 9, 2016 at 12:04 am
                                  A million plus Indian army's important mission is to dismember Balochistan and the POK, and the secondary mission is contain/constrain/eliminate the misguided Kashmir separatist Sunni Muslims by isolating them from the schools, jobs, and from the India society slowly but steadily because these separatists are not Indian citizens. Also. terminating the separatist terror groups like Hurriyat in the JandK.
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                                    George Cruz
                                    Oct 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm
                                    The BJP/Modi's has determined to stop the illegal border intrusions by the stan army and has made one of the top priorities to put an end to the loss of the lives of brave Indian soldiers as well as the exceptional amount of financial resources wasted defending the LOC over the last 70 years. The congress party ruled the country for the last 65 years but never bothered to contain/constrain the Kashmir separatist Islamic Jihadists who work closely with stan ISI/military enabling easy access to border intrusions and commit terror/killing. The multi throng strategy implemented by the BJP under Modi's leadership to contain/constrain the terror emanating from the Islamic stan is commendable: lt;br/gt;1. Isolate stan - started with the boycott of the SAARC event held in stan with the full backing of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. lt;br/gt;2. Trade sanctions - Suspend trade with stan in all facets of the commerce. lt;br/gt;3. Surgical strikes - Well planned, strategic surgical strikes in the POK. lt;br/gt;4. Expose stan terror to the world- Modi is seeking cooperation of the western countries to declare stan as a terror state.
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                                      Pork Kabab
                                      Oct 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm
                                      India should tell firmly to Kahmiris that anybody not willing to live in India can go where ever he/she likes.
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                                        kris kumar
                                        Oct 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm
                                        You Lafanga is real lafanga. The army is not their to give cake and toffee to stone pelters. What was the boy doing with the stone pelters? Was he playing cricket or throwing stones and how much he was paid to throw stone? Indian army has a job to do and will not be put up with these paid stone throwers of Geelani and other traitors.
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                                          homer
                                          Oct 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm
                                          They only made a fool of themselves by opening the Pandora box.
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                                            Mehemud Alam
                                            Oct 9, 2016 at 2:08 am
                                            If the news of Isolation of stan in the world makes you happy and if the Indian News propaa makes you happy than there is nothing more to add. However you should know Kashmir issue has helped stan a lot more than India in the world map America, Russia , China , Britain and other Europe country will never directly hit stan for there own political Interest rather than making some indirect statement to keep India happy. Those country knows where to hit and whom to keep happy for there own Interest. So do not amused by there statement.
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