New Delhi, Aug 6: India on Thursday slammed China after the latter’s failed attempt to raise internal matters of the country, including Kashmir.
‘We have noted that China initiated a discussion in the UN Security Council on issues pertaining to the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir….We firmly reject China’s interference in our internal affairs,’ External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
The Spokesperson asked China to draw proper conclusions from such ‘infructuous attempts’.
He said this was not the first time that China had sought to raise a subject that is solely ‘an internal matter of India.’
As on such previous occasions, this attempt too met with little support from the international community,
Pakistan had on Wednesday sought a discussion on Kashmir to coincide with the first anniversary of revocation of Article 370 and China raised the matter on behalf of Pakistan.
The UNSC, however, refused to intervene and rebuffed China’s attempt, making it clear that the matter needed to be resolved by India and Pakistan bilaterally. Four of the five permanent members- the US, UK, France and Russia-supported India.
‘…Almost all countries underlined that J&K is a bilateral issue and did not deserve time and attention of Council,’ T S Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said in a tweet.
This was the third time during the past one year that China has raised the matter at the UNSC.