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Diplomatic win: How India ensured that Pakistan failed to move Kashmir resolution at UNHRC


New Delhi, Sep 20: Pakistan has failed to garner any support to table a resolution on Kashmir at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Mini Devi Kumar, first secretary at India's permanent mission to UNHRC in Geneva said that the decision in J&K is within our sovereign right and it is an internal matter of India.

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None of Pakistan's attempt to misinterpret our decisions under different agendas will work.

All four attempts made by Pakistan to push for a resolution had failed. Sources tell OneIndia that barring China, none of the other countries had been receptive to Pakistan's push. All the rest of the nations have not commented on the issue, the source also added.

How India is ensuring that the debate on Kashmir is not raked up at UNHRCHow India is ensuring that the debate on Kashmir is not raked up at UNHRC

Pakistan has repeatedly claimed over the past week that it has managed to muster the support of several countries on the issue. It had even said that a list of these countries would be provided to the Indian officials present at Geneva. Indian officials are yet to receive the list. Moreover, Pakistan has not listed the countries that it claims to have the support of.

Pakistan had recently posted on the website of the Foreign Office the statement and even said that the list of countries would be submitted to the Indian delegation at Geneva. However, India is yet to receive the list.

India has been keeping a close watch on the resolution Pakistan wants to push at the UNHRC. Pakistan has been seeking an urgent debate on the Kashmir issue. India is however confident that Pakistan will not get the required number for the same.

In order for Pakistan to succeed, it would have need a simple majority of the UNHRC members.

To counter Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, India had drawn out a detailed plan. To set the narrative against Pakistan, the external affairs minister, S Jaishankar had engaged in several countries. India decided to go on the counteroffensive and raise the human rights violations that Pakistan has been committing. The condition of the minorities in Pakistan, violations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir are some of the issues that India would raise at the forum.

India had said that it was confident of beating down the Pakistan narrative as many nations would come to its support. Some of the nations include Japan, Australia, Nepal, Egypt among others.

Last month, Pakistan said that it had sent another letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The letter highlighted in detail the context and consequences of India scrapping the special status to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, it said.

With stoic silence by member nations at UNHRC, Pak likely to drop demand for Kashmir debateWith stoic silence by member nations at UNHRC, Pak likely to drop demand for Kashmir debate

India has categorically told the international community that its move to remove the special status to Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.

Earlier on August 4, Qureshi had written to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and also held a telephonic conversation with her on August 8 on the Kashmir issue, the Foreign Office said.

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