Kashmir Issue: Pakistani reference irrelevant, says India

Published: October 12, 2011

India has rebuffed as “unwarranted and irrelevant” a Pakistani attempt to raise the Kashmir issue during a debate in the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee of the United Nations, reported The Hindustan Times.

The Pakistani reference to “the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (that) is unwarranted and completely irrelevant to the work of this committee,” Indian representative R Ravindra, first secretary at India’s UN mission, said.

“I would like to remind the distinguished representative of Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India,” he said during the debate on Tuesday, according to the report.

“The Indian constitution guarantees the fundamental rights to all its citizens. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have expressed their free will by participating in free and fair elections held at regular intervals,” Ravindra was quoted as saying.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2011.

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  • BruteForce
    Oct 12, 2011 - 1:15PM

    The key point here is about free and fair elections being held. That quashes most of the Pakistani arguments.

    If Pakistanis dont think Elections are the true barometer of opinion of the people then why bother with them in their Country?


  • Sakib
    Oct 12, 2011 - 5:19PM

    Mass Graves, rapes, torture, disappearances, murder, crimnal charge. These are the few key humanrights India gives its citizens in Kashmir.


  • Sani Bhagwan
    Oct 12, 2011 - 7:48PM

    ^^^^ Interestingly, the allegation is applicable to Balochistan and NWFP. Add to that list bomb blast, sectarian violence, Ahmedia genocide, Shia genocide, Christian discrimination, Sikh discrimination, Hindu discrimination, Child suicide bomber, gun culture, no law and order that makes the allegation perfect for those provinces. Its not that these doesn’t happen in karachi & Punjab. But, those regions deserve a special mention…… Oh yeah, I know. We worry about kashmir more than pakistan. But, that is the problem as international magazines are repeatedly pointing out. Worry about pakistan and get it up and running.


  • Manju
    Oct 12, 2011 - 8:14PM

    Mass Graves, rapes, torture, disappearances, murder, crimnal charge. + terrorism, pseudoislamic ideology, uninvited wars into neighbouring country, nuclear proliferation, killing culture in the name of islam (=talibanisation), waging proxy war (=terrorism) from its own mainland and calling it freedom struggle, openly attempting to negate the concept of peacefull coexistence (the concept of your 2 nation theory)….. Do you want more? Does any one need to say who is doing this? And let me see, are you talking about all this as a concerned human being or a person who has dug it into his psyche that he is a muslim and so only selectively identifies muslim suffering in the world and thereby justifies the suffering of other communities around.Recommend

    Oct 12, 2011 - 11:17PM

    Kashmir is more peaceful than most parts of Pakistan and record number of tourists visited Kashmir during this summer season, breaking past ten years record. People in Kashmir thank the Almighty daily that they are not part of restive Pakistan.


  • Ahmer Ali
    Oct 25, 2011 - 11:33AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.This India’s statement proves that India is insincere and dishonest to resolve Kashmir issue through peace talks and it is impossible to understand that why Pakistani leaders are wasting time and money on peace talks with Indian leaders and how long Indian leaders shall fool and deceive the world especially Indian Occupied Kashmir people and Pakistani leaders?


  • Surya
    Oct 27, 2011 - 1:38PM

    @Ahmer Ali:
    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah..We’ll not talk about of Kashmir unless you wish to discuss settling Balochistan independence with us..What say you??


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