Kashmir resonates at UN

Kashmir resonates at UN
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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has warned of ‘conflagration’ over Pakistan actions and has renewed New Delhi’s call for international action against violence.
Swaraj while speaking at 73rd United Nations General Assembly debate accused Pakistan of abetting violence and promoting militancy. She threatened that India would not hesitate to cross the border and destroy training camps.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while replying to the accusations leveled by Swaraj blamed India for not allowing peace talks to take off and said that “unresolved Kashmir is a blot on conscience of humanity” and it needs to be resolved.
India and Pakistan remaining firm on their stands at the United Nations is a clear indication that both the countries are in no mood to talk and the conflict is all set to remain alive. This is not good news for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Many people were hoping that change of guard in Pakistan would help in breaking the ice. But it looks like that situation is back to square one. The war talk is back. This talk can take a deadly turn at any point of time as armies of both the countries seem to be ready to take on each other. Pakistan has ruled out war as an option but has threatened if India tries to cross the LoC it can have serious ramifications.
The ties between the two countries have been at the lowest ebb during the past few years. No dialogue has taken place between the two nuclear neighbours since 2015. India wants Pakistan to forget Kashmir and then talk, while Pakistan wants the dialogue to be Kashmir specific. It looks like that they have no meeting point and for time being talks would remain elusive.