China fails to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

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China and Pakistan efforts to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations (UN) Security Council failed once again as most members sought a bilateral resolution to the conflict between neighbours.

The attempt failed as most members of the top world body felt Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.

Earlier on Wednesday, China made the fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue under other matters during closed consultations in the Security Council Consultations Room.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said, “We are happy that neither the alarming scenario painted by the representatives of Pakistan nor any of the baseless allegations made repeatedly by various representatives of Pakistan in UN fora were found to be credible.”

“Today @UN…our flag is flying high.Those that launched a “False Flag” effort got a stinging response from our many friends,” Akbaruddin tweeted.

The move by China was the third such attempt since August when the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution was revoked by the government and the state was bifurcated into two union territories.