India fumed at Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UNSC debate

India fumed at Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UNSC debate
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United Nations: Pakistan on Friday raked up the Kashmir dispute yet again during a debate at the United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East.

Maleeha Lodhi, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, during the debate on the current volatile situation in the Middle East said: "Pakistan will continue to support the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinians, as indeed, people living under foreign occupation elsewhere as for example in Kashmir ."

"This esteemed body must live up to its responsibilities and ensure the implementation of its own resolutions on Palestine and other longstanding disputes such as Kashmir so that people of the world do not lose entire faith in the United Nations," she said.

Her statement comes days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had stated that the body will mediate between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue if both sides agree to it. The world body had encouraged India and Pakistan to address all their outstanding issues through dialogue.

India is opposed to any third-party intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue while Pakistan has continuously sought mediation to sort out the differences.

Just last week at the UN meeting for growing terrorism adding that the neighbouring country needs to change its "mindset" of differentiating between good and bad terrorists. Pakistan, on the other hand, hit back raising the issue of Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav.

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