On Saturday Prime Minister Narendra Modi met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during which he referred to raising of the Kashmir issue by his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif while implying that the global body was not the right forum to discuss it.
Modi’s reference to the issue in a meeting with the UN chief came a day after Sharif raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly here.
Official sources said Modi referred to Sharif’s remarks on Kashmir in the meeting with the UN Secretary- General and implied that the UN was not the appropriate forum to raise it as it was a bilateral matter.
On Friday in his address, Sharif had needled India and said that more than six decades ago, the UN had passed resolutions to hold a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir are still waiting for the fulfillment of that promise,” he had said.