Third Time China Fails To Discuss J&K At UNSC
Pakistan once again failed to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council meeting even with the help of China. Respected member states of the world body said that that was not the right place to discuss the issue.
China made the fresh pitch for Pakistan
Backed by its all-weather ally China, Pakistan hoped to highlight the Kashmir issue at the world forum but all its efforts were downplayed by the world leaders that still consider a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
On Wednesday, China made the third attempt since August to drag Kashmir to the world forum under “other matters” during closed consultations in the Security Council Consultations Room but the world leaders sabotaged the attempt citing different reasons.
A top European diplomat called Kashmir a domestic affair and said that it should be resolved bilaterally. Another European official said that the talks were informal and described the discussion as a low-key affair.
China’s reaction to Kashmir talk
Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun said that that had a meeting on Kashmir and that he was sure that world knows that Foreign Minister of Pakistan urged the Security Council to consider the present situation in Kashmir through his letters. He further said that the meeting would help both the parties in understanding the risk of further escalation of the issue.
India’s reaction to Kashmir talk
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said that Pakistan should focus more on the problem it was ailing from instead of pretending to be a victim of terrorism.