Pak flays Kashmir exclusion
UN List Of Disputes
United Nations, Nov 15: Pakistan has objected to the exclusion of Kashmir from a list of disputes under the observation of the Security Council as mentioned by the UK’s top diplomat in an annual debate on UNSC reforms here.
The omission of Jammu and Kashmir from a list of disputes under the observation of the UN Security Council was noticed by Pakistan whose envoy has lodged a protest.
“Jammu and Kashmir dispute was not mentioned in the context of unresolved long-running situations,” said Amjad Hussain B Sial, Pakistan’ acting envoy to the UN.
“We understand this was an inadvertent omission, as Jammu and Kashmir is one of the oldest disputes on agenda of the Security Council,” he added. Sial was speaking at the UN General Assembly session, which was discussing the functioning and reform of the Security Council. It was organised by the UK that holds the presidency of the Security Council this month.
Pakistan has been asking the UN to intervene to help resolve the issue but India has always maintained that it has to be resolved bilaterally between the two countries.
Speaking earlier at the General Assembly, the UK envoy to the UN, Mark Lyall Grant, said that “some long-running situations, including in the Middle East, Cyprus and Western Sahara remain unresolved, as do issues where the Council has become engaged in recent years, including Nepal and Guinea Bissau.”
“Huge challenges remain in Sudan, Somalia and the DRC,” he added.
Pakistan repeatedly raises Kashmir as an issue for the UN while India asserts that it is an internal matter.
While expressing concern about the unrest, Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon said that the UN will not intervene until requested by both parties.
“As far as this role of good offices is concerned, the United Nations normally takes that initiative when requested by both parties concerned,” Ban said in October.
“India and Pakistan, they are neighbouring countries, important nations in that region - peace and security would have important implications,” he added.
At the debate in the General Assembly, the UK also repeated its support to see India on as a permanent member of the Security Council.
Pakistan, which objects to India being on the Council, argued that the new council should include a few large states, a number of medium sized States and a majority of smaller States.
“We support the position of the Organization of Islamic Conference demanding adequate representation of Muslim Ummah in the Security Council,” said Sial.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM FRONTPAGE
GK NEWS NETWORK
Kupwara, Nov 15: A day after holding a public darbar in Srinagar, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on Monday met hundreds of people in this frontier district, an official spokesman said.   More
- Srinagar City
Middle East meets Srinagar to harmonize tradition in Eid celebration
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
WITH Eid-Ul-Azha round the corner, a practice common in the Middle East is making its impact in this Himalayan region as camels are out for sale in Srinagar for just one reason: Qurbani. Popular as More
Jammu, Nov 15: The Government of India has given nod to Rs 2 crore project of the state government to create Primary Reaction Teams (PRTs) to check the menace of man-animal conflict in Jammu and Kashmir More
Srinagar, Nov 15: The department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution seems least bothered about black marketing, hoarding and profiteering being complained about by common consumers in the run More
New Delhi, Nov 15: The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the state government seeking its response as to why criminal case should not be registered against Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali More