India wants UN to permanently remove J&K issue under Security Council’s outdated agenda item
India in a statement said there is a delegation that repeatedly attempts to rebrand itself as contributing to international peace
India has called on the United Nations to permanently remove the J&K issue as an outdated agenda item of the India-Pakistan question from the Security Council’s agenda. The Security Council first took up the agenda item India-Pakistan question at a formal meeting on January 6, 1948. It was last considered on November 5, 1965.
Without naming Pakistan, India in a statement said there is a delegation that repeatedly attempts to rebrand itself as contributing to international peace, but unfortunately, fails to recognize that it is globally known for being the fountainhead of international terror and hub for terror syndicates, said a report by Business Standard.
Munir Akram, Pakistan’s UN envoy, during a virtual informal meeting of the plenary on the annual report of the Security Council had once again highlighted the J&K issue. He said that the Security Council has also been found lacking in implementing its own resolutions and decisions on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Akram said the Council has met thrice during the last one year to consider the situation in J&K.
The Council, as per the report, had held closed consultations on the issue of J&K on August 16, 2019, after China asked to discuss the matter. Then in January this year, China once again, at behest of Pakistan, made an attempt to raise the Kashmir issue under other matters during closed consultations in the Security Council Consultations Room. The issue was again brought to the fore when India marked the first anniversary of ending J&K’s special status and its bifurcation into two union territories - J&K and Ladakh. This time, Beijing called for a discussion on the issue of J&K in the Security Council under Any Other Business, the PTI report published by Outlook said.
India, in the Report of the Security Council for 2019, said this delegation keeps pushing for discussions on an outdated agenda item in the Council which for all matter needs to be removed from the Council’s agenda permanently. It said such irrational exuberance has no takers in a dignified world. Moreover, a summary statement, dated August 3, 2020, by the Security-Council of matters of which the Security Council is seized listed ‘the India-Pakistan question’ among those items that have not been considered by the Council at a formal meeting during the period January 1, 2017 - August 1, 2020.