Indian and Pakistani delegates fight over Kashmir at UN
UNITED NATIONS, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – June 12, 2021): Pakistani and Indian delegates engaged in another verbal duel at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, after Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram drew the attention of the world community to the serious human rights violations in New Delhi in occupied Kashmir and called for the settlement of the dispute recognized by the UN in accordance with Security Council resolutions.
Indian delegate Madhu Sudan Ravindran reacted to Ambassador Akram’s scathing statement during a debate on the Security Council’s report to the 193-member Assembly, saying Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of the ‘India and urged Pakistan not to indulge in what he called “theater”.
Ravindran said the issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally and peacefully, adding that it is Islamabad’s responsibility to create such a conducive atmosphere.
Exercising his right of reply, Pakistani delegate Saad Warraich said Jammu and Kashmir is not part of India, never was and never will be.
“India has no claim on Jammu and Kashmir other than that of a military occupier,” said Warraich, adviser to the Pakistani mission to the UN.
“Like all oppressors, India continues to believe that it can overpower Kashmir’s legitimate resistance with brute force,” he said.
“Like all occupiers of the past, India will fail in its strategy to subdue and suppress the Kashmiri people.” “Kashmir will be free one day,” said the Pakistani delegate, adding: “It is not only a history lesson, it is also an imperative of justice”. Security Council in the exercise of their inalienable right to self-determination.
“No empty rhetoric or questionable demagoguery on the part of India can deprive the Kashmiris of this fundamental right or suppress binding Security Council resolutions,” said Warraich.
“Perhaps the Indian representative needs to recall that these are the resolutions of the same body (the Security Council) which India covets the permanent composition with such slobbery ambition”, “Instead of” lean on windmills, “India would be better served to put its own home in order to fight for regional peace, based on equality and mutual respect, and a peaceful settlement of all disputes,” added the Pakistani delegate.