Kashmir never was and never will be an Indian territory: Pakistan’s envoy at UNGA

Pakistan in its first Right of Reply to India’s rebuttal of PM Imran Khan’s statement, reiterated and asserted that Jammu and Kashmir never was and never will be a part of India.

Muhammad Zulqarnain Chheena – First Secretary Pakistan Mission to UN, reaffirmed Pakistan’s principle stance on Kashmir and highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory as per the United Nations Resolutions.

“Jammu and Kashmir is not a part of India. It never was and it never will be. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory as decreed by the Security Council,” he said.

The envoy highlighted that India’s presence in the disputed territory is no other than that of an occupational force that has oppressed, subjugated the Kashmiri people with draconian laws and practices.

Zulqarnain Chheena said that the people of Kashmir have legitimate right to self-determination as guaranteed by various UNSCR resolutions.

Pakistan’s response comes as earlier; India had termed PM Imran Khan’s statement in UNGA as ‘misinformation and warmongering’.

Earlier, PM Imran Khan in his virtual address at UNGA had raised Kashmir issue terming it as an essential aspect for peace and stability in the region.

During PM Imran’s speech the India’s UNGA envoy – Mijito Vinito walked out in protest over the remarks made by the premier.