In a new development, Pakistan challenges India’s eligibility for the UNSC membership
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has challenged India’s eligibility for the United Nations Security Council’s permanent and non-permanent membership.
Islamabad’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram said New Delhi was in blatant violation of the 15-member security council’s resolutions aimed at settling the decades-old Kashmir dispute.
India has been a member of the UNSC for seven terms, with each term running for two years.
Akram added that India has placed a draconian lockdown in the occupied valley for over 100 days and the right-wing BJP government is perpetrating human rights violations.
Tensions have been high in Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IOK) since August 5 when New Delhi moved to bring the region under direct rule, cut telecommunications and detained thousands of Kashmiris including political leaders.