‘Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part’: India at UN Assembly

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India said that Jammu and Kashmir is an “inalienable” part of India in wake of Pakistan’s envoy Maleeha Lodhi’s statement in reference to India state at UN General Assembly debate on June 25.

Lodhi stated “People in Kashmir are among victims of “egregious crimes” such as killings and mass-blinding,” during the UN General Assembly debate on ‘The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity.’

India at UN gave a befitting reply by exercising the Right of Reply, and strongly rejected Pakistan’s reference to Kashmir in the 193-member UN body.

“While we are having this serious debate for the first time in a decade on an issue that is of importance to all of us, we have witnessed that one delegation has, yet again, misused this platform to make an unwarranted reference to the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, first Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN said.

“I would like to place on record and reiterate that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. No amount of empty rhetoric from Pakistan will change this reality,” he said.