September 2020 News

Kashmir Can't Be Removed From UN Agenda: Pak

5 September 2020
Kashmir Observer

Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday said that the 'India-Pakistan question' will remain a part of the United Nation Security Council's agenda till the people of the valley are granted an 'impartial plebiscite'. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a series of tweets, said that the resolution over Kashmir is one of the oldest items on the UNSC's agenda. 'The question remains on the agenda since India has never implemented UNSC resolutions on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute,' the ministry said. The statement highlighted that India continues to deny Kashmiris' inalienable right to self-determination enshrined in UNSC Resolutions. 'India-Pakistan question' will remain on the agenda of UNSC until Kashmiris are granted their inherent right to self-determination through a free & impartial plebiscite under UN auspices as guaranteed to them by the relevant *UNSC Resolutions,' it said. The statement by Pakistan comes three days after India asked UN to remove permanently the issue of Jammu and Kashmir under the outdated agenda item of the India-Pakistan question' from the Security Council's agenda, saying such 'irrational exuberance' has no takers in a dignified world. The item was first inscribed on the agenda of the UN body in its formal meeting on Jan 20, 1948, and since then the council has adopted 16 resolutions on the valley.