#Kashmir: Pak and China get jolt in UN

#Kashmir: Pak and China get jolt in UN

Pakistan and China faced a setback in the United States on the Jammu & Kashmir issue. On Friday, the United States Security Council (UNSC) allowed an informal meeting over the J&K issue but it did not allow for a table debate. The meeting was called Pakistan under the rule 37 while China had supported Pak to bring up this discussion.

However, Russia, UK, France have backed India. Especially Russia strongly supported India and added that J&K is a bilateral issue and the India and Pakistan should go for a dialogue debate while the rest of the countries should stay away.

Before that Pakistant had tried to gather support from the United States. Pak PM Imran Khan had called on US President Donald Trump and requested for support. But the US President reportedly said J&K is an issue of countries. With the permanent members of the UN not supporting Pakistan, External Affairs minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tried to gather the support of temporary members. Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, South Africa, Poland and other members have clarified their stand before the rare closed door meetings.

After this episode, Syed Akbaruddin, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations spoke to the media. The presspersons on behalf of Pakistan tried to attack Syed Akbaruddin but he was graceful enough to reply the Pak media. "J&K is an internal matter. The recent decisions taken by the Government of India are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, social economic development," said Syed. He went on to shake hands with Pak presspersons.