Raising the Kashmir issue at a UN committee, Pakistan has said the “decolonisation agenda” of the world body would be incomplete without resolution of the issue.
The pronouncements met with a sharp response from India which asserted that the state is its integral part.
Speaking at a special committee of the General Assembly that addresses the issue of decolonisation, Amjad Hussain Sial, Pakistan’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, asked the international community to support the Kashmiri people’s “right to self-determination”.
“The decolonisation agenda of the United Nations would be incomplete without resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue,” he said.
“Negation of the right to self-determination breeds discontent, ignites conflicts and threatens peace and security. Unfortunately, South Asia and Middle East have witnessed it directly,” Sial said.