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Pakistan writing to UN is well known tactic, will not work, says India

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Syed Akbaruddin

Kashmir issue

New Delhi: Snubbing Pakistan for taking the issue of Jammu and Kashmir to the United Nations, India said that it was a tactic that will not work.

Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, said on Tuesday, “We have repeatedly said that we are willing for a serious dialogue in framework which includes all issues.”

He added, “Pakistan writing a letter to United Nations is a well known tactic. It hasn’t worked earlier, it will not work now.”
Akbaruddin also made it clear that it was “Its upto Pakistan to de-escalate issue. “The road to peace runs from Islamabad to Lahore to New Delhi. Any diversion is a divisionary tactic,” he said.

“The road cannot go through New York,” he emphasised, adding, “The way Pakistan is acting it seems that it is not interested in this kind of dialogue (under Lahore Declaration and Shimla Agreement framework).

Pakistan’s latest efforts seeking UN intervention on the Kashmir issue failed to draw any new response from the world body which reiterated that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute.

Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, had written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the recent border tension with India and sought the UN’s intervention, stepping up its attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, as per PTI.

Ban’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, when asked to comment on the letter seeking Ban’s intervention and his viewpoint on the issue, told reporters yesterday he would refer to a statement that was issued last week by Ban’s spokesperson in which the UN chief encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve all differences through dialogue and engage constructively to find a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir.

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