Kashmir’s disputed status to remain unaffected from India’s induction into UNSC

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Munir Akram has stated that India’s election as a non-permanent member of UNSC will not affect Kashmir’s disputed status in any way.

Expressing his views on India’s election as a non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Munir Akram stated that, “India’s election to the Security Council will not alter the fact that Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir is a flagrant violation of Security Council resolutions,”

“Final disposition of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute will be decided in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people through a free and impartial plebiscite,” he added.

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It is to be noted that India, on Wednesday, was elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term after securing 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly.

Other countries which have been elected as a non-permanent UNSC member include Mexico, Norway and Ireland, whereas the UN General Assembly is scheduled to meet today for electing one more non-permanent UNSC member.