‘THE ONUS IS ON PAKISTAN’, INDIA SLAMS PAKISTAN ON UNSC, MENTIONS TERRITORIES OF J&K

India’s stand on Pakistan was yet again sounded high at the United National Security Council when its Counselor to the permanent Commission Kajal Bhat told the council that it will continue to take action against cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. “India desires normal neighborly relations with all countries including Pakistan, and is committed to addressing outstanding issues, if any, bilaterally and peacefully in accordance with the Simla Agreement and the Lahore declaration,” Kajal Bhat said in the UN Security Council.“However, any meaningful dialogue can be held only in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence. The onus is on Pakistan to create such a conducive atmosphere. Till then India will continue to take firm and decisive steps to respond to cross-border terrorism”, she added. 

 

When Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue India stated that it was not the first time Pakistan misused the floor to propagate ‘false and malicious propaganda’. “I’m constrained to take the floor once again to respond to some frivolous remarks made by the representative of Pakistan earlier today. This is not the first time the representative of Pakistan has misused platforms provided by the UN to propagate false and malicious propaganda against my country and seeking in vain to divert the world’s attention from the sad state of his country where terrorists enjoy a free pass while the lives of ordinary people, especially those belonging to the minority communities are turned upside down,” Bhat said. 

 

Adding to the Kashmir discourse, Bhatt re-asserted India’s stand that Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were, are, and will always be an integral part of India. Adding, “This is a country which has been globally recognized as one openly supporting, training, financing and arming terrorists as a matter of state policy. It holds the ignoble record of hosting the largest number of terrorists prescribed by the UN Security Council”, on Pakistan. 

 

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