In a strong message, India on Friday reminded Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of India at the United Nations. India said that it is about time that Pakistan should also reconcile to this.
Hitting out at Pakistan, India said that it is ironic that Pakistan which is well-known for providing safe havens to terrorists and using terrorism as a tool of State policy has used the UN platform to yet again covet Indian territory.
"May I remind our neighbor that J&K is and will remain an integral part of India. It is time that Pakistan too reconciles to this," said India.
"As one of the oldest civilizations, India has been home to a continuous stream of great spiritual teachers/thinkers. India is deeply conscious and proud of this heritage and remains committed to a culture of peace," said India at UN.
Pakistan, which has regularly raked up the issue of Kashmir at the UN, did so again at the culture forum which comes just about 10 days before the annual high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session is set to begin at the world body’s headquarters.
Pakistan’s leaders have consistently used the UNGA podium to internationalise the Kashmir issue even as its efforts have found no international backing.