Pakistan snubbed as UNSC rules out action on Kashmir
New Delhi : In a major blow to Pakistan, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has ruled out any action on Kashmir or even issue a joint statement in near future.
"In the Council, I don’t see that in the near future there will be joint statement on Jammu and Kashmir," UNSC President Jerry Matthews Matjila said according to IANS.
“The Council was so divided that we could not even issue a paragraph statement, we could not even issue a paragraph to say we are appealing for both parties to resolve the issue amicably as per Shimla accord … (signed) when they met in Shimla. They agreed that this was the formula they were going to use,” he said giving an insight into the August 16 meeting of the Security Council.
In a major diplomatic victory for India, the UNSC acknowledged India's moves to bring back normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir and said that all countries must follow the suit.
Barring China, the world accepted India’s position including the Arab world, formerly sponsors and supporters of Pakistan.
Other than UNSC, Pakistan was left disappointed at the UNHRC too; there also it had to face rejection to its bid to internationalise the Kashmir issue.
At the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on September 10, Pakistan tried to present a false narrative on Kashmir with its Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stating that the Valley had been converted into the “largest prison” with people being denied access to basic amenities following the abrogation of Article 370.