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‘Pakistan isolated on Kashmir’

Most nations that have spoken at 71st UN General Assembly session have stressed that terrorism is a key concern for them, says ndia's Permanent Representative to the UN

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Publish Date: Sep 24 2016 3:06PM | Updated Date: Sep 24 2016 3:06PM

‘Pakistan isolated on Kashmir’

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin addresses a press conference. (Photo: ANI)

 

Pakistan's efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations have not found any takers with nations at the world body that are focussed on combating the growing scourge of terrorism, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin has said.

 
What is finding resonance among world community is the terror threat that India is facing and not what Sharif focussed on his speech - the issue of Kashmir, he told reporters.
 
"If 131 nations have spoken in the General Debate so far, 130 have not referred to the primary issue that Pakistan has raised. So what does that mean," Akrabuddin added.
 
He added that most of the nations that have spoken at the high-level week of the 71st UN General Assembly session have stressed that terrorism is a key concern for them, adding that India is satisfied by the support it is getting with countries voicing their support to deal with terrorism menace .
 
Akbaruddin stressed that in bilateral meetings and multilateral engagements that Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar held on the sidelines of the General Assembly session, "there was resonance" of India being a victim of terrorism and of solidarity with it.
 
"The resonance of India being a victim of terrorism, India tackling terrorism diligently has gone way beyond distance. In all bilateral meetings, including with Sri Lanka, there has been resonance and immediate response" on the attack on the army base in Uri, he said.
 
Giving example of Akbar's meeting with leaders of Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), bloc geographically far from India, Akrabuddin said participants in that meeting expressed their solidarity with India over the Uri attack and voiced concern over the rise of terrorism.
 
He said that during the meeting of SAARC foreign ministers, Akbar spoke of terrorism and how India is countering that. 
 
The minister also thanked all those who expressed support and condolences to India on the Uri attack.