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India slams Pakistan for raking up Kashmir situation in UNSC debate on girls

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India slams Pakistan for raking up Kashmir issue in UNSC debate on women

India tore into Pakistan after its overseas minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, broached the difficulty of Jammu and Kashmir at a Security Council debate on ‘Women, Peace and Security.’ 

Responding to his remarks on the Indian union territory, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj on Tuesday mentioned that it’s ‘unworthy’ to even reply to such ‘malicious and false propaganda.’

She termed his assertion as baseless and politically motivated. Speaking on the open debate, Ruchira Kamboj remarked, “Before I conclude, let me dismiss the frivolous, baseless and politically motivated remarks made by the delegate of Pakistan regarding the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.” 

“My delegation considers it unworthy to even respond to such malicious and false propaganda,” she added.

“Rather, our focus is where it shall always be positive and forward looking. Today’s discussion is critically important to strengthen our collective efforts to accelerate the full implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. We respect the topic of the debate and recognize the importance of time. As such, our focus shall remain on the topic,” she said.

On the eve of International Women’s Day, on the Council debate held underneath Mozambique’s President for this month, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Zardari made a pointed reference to Jammu and Kashmir, incomes a pointy retort from Ms. Kamboj. “The most egregious atrocities and crimes against women and girls occur in situations of foreign occupation and suppression of the right to self-determination to peoples,” he mentioned on the Security Council debate on ‘Women, Peace and Security.’ 

Calling for the institution of a monitoring mechanism for crimes dedicated in opposition to girls and ladies in territories underneath overseas occupation, Zardari had mentioned, “To ensure implementation of the WPS strategy, it is essential to establish a monitoring mechanism for crimes committed against women and girls in territories under foreign occupation, including Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,”

India has previously conveyed, that the complete territories of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been, are, and shall at all times be a part of India, to Pakistan.

The nation has continued to reiterate that it needs to have pleasant relations with its hostile neighbor Pakistan, on a standard foundation and that Islamabad has the accountability of fostering such a relationship in a setting free from terror and animosity.