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Ban Ki-moon skip J&K mention in UNGA speech

Pakistan however did so many efforts to bring the topic on the table

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Publish Date: Sep 21 2016 9:51AM | Updated Date: Sep 21 2016 1:09PM

Ban Ki-moon skip J&K mention in UNGA speech

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the General Debate of the 71st Session of the General Debate at United Nations General Assembly, on Tuesday. In his address, he skipped the topic of Jammu and Kashmir, even after Pakistan made repetitive requests. 

 
In his opening statement, the secretary general put his focus on the parts of the world like Syria and West Asia. In these areas of concerns there was no mention of India-Pakistan or Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is still expected to make an impassioned speech against India at the gathering.
 
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will lead India's diplomatic reply against Pakistan at the UN General Assembly next week. Her talk would cover the terror attack issue in Uri, blaming on terrorists from across the border.
 
Another early diplomatic success by India at the UN was the acceptance of the India-sponsored Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) by the BRICS group. This is the first time a powerful grouping got the early acceptance by the global community.