Pakistan raises Kashmir issue with UN chief at OIC meeting

During the meeting, Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's envoy to UN pointed out the need to address the situation in Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 10, 2017 1:16 pm
Kashmir, kashmir issue, Jammu and kashmir, pakistan, India, Pakistan on kashmir issue, OIC, OIC meeting, Antonio Guterres, india news, indian express news Calling for a”peaceful resolution”of the ongoing situation in Kashmir, Lodhi said, “the escalating tensions could destabilise South Asia.” (Representational photo)

Calling for a peaceful settlement with India, Pakistan in a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday, raised the Kashmir issue with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, according to news agency PTI.

During the meeting, Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s envoy to UN, pointed out the need to address the situation in Kashmir. The meeting, being held at the world body’s headquarters on Monday between OIC ambassadors and the UN Secretary-General, went on for hours.

According to PTI, Lodhi, calling for a”peaceful resolution”of the ongoing situation in Kashmir, said, “The escalating tensions could destabilise South Asia and to avert another crisis in the subcontinent, the longstanding issue of Kashmir on the UN agenda and one that figures in every OIC Communique, must be addressed.”

Besides, issues including Palestine, Islamophobia and the situation being faced by Rohingya Muslims were also discussed in the meeting.

Amid escalating tensions at the border between India and Pakistan, Guterres is continuously following the Kashmir situation. However, he has not made any direct intervention to resolve the issue.

Tension between India and Pakistan further escalated after two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated in Kashmir in unprovoked firing by Pakistan last week.

After Guterres took charge as the UN chief in January this year, Lodhi delivered a dossier on India’s alleged “interference and terrorism” in Pakistan to him. Lodhi had also given a letter from Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz to Guterres, said PTI.

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  1. V
    vasoo kamulkar
    May 10, 2017 at 7:17 pm
    It looks like, the organisation of the Islamic Cooperation is again staging their little game of Blackmulla, Baramulla and Hajmulla during their meet. Maleeha Lodhi, stan’s envoy to the UNO, has pointed out the need to address the ongoing situation in Kashmir and called for the peaceful settlement. She has also handed over the letter from Nawaz Sharif’s Foreign Affairs adviser, Abdul Sartaz to Gutterers. Both Maleeha and Sartaz are aware of the Urdu adage that ‘Nange Se Khuda Bhee Darataa Hai!’. They are, therefore, dancing in the meet; with their heads covered in their stripped off mid-ware! What sort of peaceful settlement they want? 1965’s 1971’s or Cargill’s? After savouring the beef-biriyani in 1947, If they are now serious about Kashmir, then they must, as per Jinnah’s blasted two-nation theory; be prepared to absorb the biriyani ‘left-over’ in Hindusthaan.
    1. S
      May 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm
      Why India is not taking ONE major step when it hearts most to stan?
      1. G
        May 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm
        Papistan should be shown it's place by us. Papistan is illegitimate child of gora England.
        1. parth paul
          May 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm
          india should call for referendum in stan ...and raise the issue of muhaajir .....shias ....ahmadi ....suffi.....sindhi ...baluchi ...paktun......pak is a nuisance and wil remain so .....its high time to link iwt to shimla traty and also call for return of 90 k pow's .....shamelss porki playing muslim card ........thanx god 1971 we gave frredddom to bangladeshi otherwise ne would have been ed