ndia has expressed its desire for having “normal neighbourly relations” with Pakistan, stating that the onus is on Islamabad to create a conducive atmosphere by taking “credible, verifiable” action to not allow any territory under its control to be used for cross terrorism.
During a debate on the annual report of the UN Security Council to the General Assembly, India said that issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally.
The remarks by Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, R Madhu Sudan came at the UN General Assembly meeting on ‘Report of the Security Council for 2020” on Friday.
India’s remarks came after Pakistan Ambassador to the UN Munir Akram raised the issue of Kashmir in the assembly during the debate.
“It is rather unfortunate that Pakistan continued to indulge in theatrics not befitting the dignity of this august Forum. It is clear that the international community in not getting fooled by this delegation anymore,” Mr Sudan said.
“The decision taken by Parliament of India regarding Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are matters internal to India,” he added.
Sudan said it is rather “unfortunate” that Pakistan continued to indulge in “theatrics not befitting” the forum.
“It is clear that the international community is not getting fooled by this delegation anymore,” he said, adding that the country sought to exploit the UNGA forum and “once again raised matters internal to my country.”
Sudan asserted that the decision taken by the Parliament of India on Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are “matters internal to India.”
India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories.