1. Pakistan reacts to Sushma Swaraj’s speech, asks if Kashmir is an integral part of India, why is it on UNSC agenda

Pakistan reacts to Sushma Swaraj’s speech, asks if Kashmir is an integral part of India, why is it on UNSC agenda

Pakistan reacted quickly to Sushma Swaraj's speech at the united Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by saying that India's External Affairs Minister is disowning the UN Security Council resolutions at the UN itself.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 26, 2016 8:54 PM
In a tweet, Mohammed Nafees Zakaria Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan said, "#71stUNGA Can Indian EAM explain that if Kashmir is an " integral part of India, why is it on the Agenda of Security Council?"(Associated Press) In a tweet, Mohammed Nafees Zakaria Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan said, “#71stUNGA Can Indian EAM explain that if Kashmir is an ” integral part of India, why is it on the Agenda of Security Council?”(Associated Press)

Pakistan reacted quickly to Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the united Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by saying that India’s External Affairs Minister is disowning the UN Security Council resolutions at the UN itself. In a tweet, Mohammed Nafees Zakaria Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan said, “#71stUNGA Can Indian EAM explain that if Kashmir is an ” integral part of India, why is it on the Agenda of Security Council?” Swaraj in her address to the UNGA said Pakistan continues to believe terrorist attacks will allow it to obtain territory it covets in Jammu and Kashmir. Sushma rebutted accusations made by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from the same podium last week charging that India violates human rights, calling them “baseless.”

On Security Council reform, Swaraj said just as the world needs a more contemporary approach to combating terrorism, there is also need for a Security Council that is less outdated and that continues to reflect the world order of an earlier era. Swaraj added that an expansion in the Permanent and non-Permanent membership of the Council to reflect contemporary realities is an urgent necessity. Reacting to her speech, many experts said that India gave a good response to Pakistan. Kanwal Sibal told India Today that Sushma’s speech was a very effective one and points she made on terrorism were well taken by the audience at UN. Sanjaya Baru said, “It was a balanced speech by Sushma Swaraj. Wished she had spoken more on climate change. Ajai Shukla said, “Sushma Swaraj’s speech was perfectly in consonant with the ideology of isolating Pakistan.”

(With inputs from Agencies)

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