If Kashmir is India's 'integral phase' then why is it on UN time table: Foreign Office

Responding to the speech by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at UNGA, Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Monday said if India claims that Kashmir is its ‘integral part’, then “why is it on the Agenda of Security Council?”

Soon after Swaraj’s speech, Zakaria tweeted it’s strange that Indian foreign minister “is disowning the UN SC resolutions and that too at the UN”.

Commenting on the mention of Balochistan by Swaraj at UN, Zakaria said: “Reference to Balochistan is a continuous admission by India of its involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan”.

He went on to call it “a violation of UN principles and International law”.

Zakaria was of the view that India is trying to divert world attention from its atrocities on defenceless Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir, but it will not succeed in its agenda.

‘A litany of falsehoods about Pakistan’

Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, submitted Pakistan’s reply at UN General Assembly following the speech by Sushma Sawraj.

She said that the statement by Indian foreign minister is a litany of falsehoods about Pakistan and a travesty of facts and history.

“Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute and the oldest item on the UN agenda,” she said, adding that “the whole world acknowledges this”.

Lodhi rejected all the baseless allegations made in Swaraj’s statement.

These allegations are designed principally to deflect global attention from the brutalities being perpetrated by India’s over half a million occupation force against innocent and unarmed Kashmiris, she said.

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