India on Friday described as “unwarranted” and “regrettable” the remarks by UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir that Pakistan ought to elevate the Kashmir problem extra forcefully and that every one events ought to chorus from steps that have an effect on the standing of Jammu and Kashmir.
Bozkir, a former Turkish diplomat who assumed workplace final September, made the feedback at a Press interplay with Pakistan international minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Thursday. Bozkir, the primary Turkish nationwide to preside over the Normal Meeting, was on an official go to to Pakistan throughout which he additionally met Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“We categorical our sturdy opposition to the unwarranted references made with respect to the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir by the President of the United Nations Normal Meeting (PGA) Volkan Bozkir throughout his latest go to to Pakistan,” exterior affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated.
Bozkir’s remarks that “Pakistan is ‘obligation certain’ to boost the Kashmir problem on the UN extra strongly are unacceptable”, and there’s no foundation for evaluating the scenario in Jammu and Kashmir to different international conditions, Bagchi stated.
“When an incumbent President of the UN Normal Meeting makes deceptive and prejudiced remarks, he does nice disservice to the workplace he occupies. The PGA’s behaviour is actually regrettable and certainly diminishes his standing on the worldwide platform,” he added.
On the press interplay in Islamabad, Bozkir stated Qureshi had in contrast the Palestine and Kashmir points. He additionally famous that Palestine has extra “political wind” behind it, whereas the Kashmir problem doesn’t have the “similar enlarged political wind behind it”.
Noting that it’s Pakistan’s obligation to convey the Kashmir problem to the UN “extra strongly”, he stated a gathering may very well be held on the matter if a gaggle of nations submit an software.
Bozkir added, “As an neutral president of the Normal Meeting, I have to additionally reiterate that the UN place on Jammu and Kashmir is ruled by the UN Constitution and relevant Safety Council resolutions.
“India and Pakistan’s Simla Settlement of 1972…states that the ultimate standing of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceable means in accordance with the UN Constitution and that is, I believe, essential that we should all keep in mind.”
Bozkir additional stated, “I believe each events, all events, should chorus from taking steps that might have an effect on the standing of Jammu and Kashmir. That is I believe the essential a part of how we take a look at the case.”
In August 2019, India revoked the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir and cut up the state into two union territories. Pakistan opposed the transfer, which Indian officers stated was aimed toward rising improvement, curbing terrorism and bringing the area into the mainstream.
India has rejected Pakistan’s criticism of those developments as interference in its inner issues.