India continuously refusing to implement UNSC resolutions: Ambassador Akram

United Nations, November 18 (KMS): Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram, has said that one of the four states seeking permanent membership of the UN Security Council has repeatedly refused to declare that it is committed to implement the resolutions of the world body.

Ambassador Munir Akram during a debate on the restructuring of the UNSC while refereeing to India said, “Indeed, it (India) has – through force and fraud – prevented, for 75 years, the implementation of the Security Council resolutions demanding a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Instead,” he added, “it (India) has embarked on a campaign of massive oppression and human rights violations to deny the recognized right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to self-determination.”

India, Brazil, Germany and Japan, known as the Group of Four, are seeking permanent membership of the UNSC. The Italy/Pakistan-led Uniting for Consensus (UfC) group firmly opposes any additional permanent members. Instead, the UfC has proposed a new category of members – not permanent members – with longer duration in terms and a possibility to get re-elected.

Indian delegate Pratik Mathur, speaking in exercise of his right of reply, repeated the old mantra saying that Pakistan’s reference to Jammu and Kashmir was “unwarranted”, claiming that the disputed territory was an integral and inalienable part of India.

Pakistani delegate Bilal Chaudhry countered by saying that Jammu and Kashmir is not an integral or inalienable part of India, nor has it ever been, adding that the Indian claim was “factually incorrect.” Through several resolutions, he said, the UNSC has recognized Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territory where a final disposition will be determined through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the world body.

India’s continued assertions negate the principle of the right of self-determination and are a direct affront to the Charter and the Council, Bilal Chaudhry said.

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