Kashmir has never been on the agenda of the 'Right of Peoples to Self-Determination' of the UN: India

UNITED NATIONS: It has never been on the UN agenda of the 'Right of Peoples to Self-Determination' and Pakistan has been making frantic attempts to gain credibility for its territorial greed, India said in a strong response to Islamabad in a General Committee of the assembly after he discussed the problem of Kashmir.

Pakistan's outgoing envoy to the UN examined the Kashmir problem in a committee of the General Assembly, which deals with social, humanitarian and human rights issues, saying that cashmere have been waiting for their inalienable right to self-determination as promised eleven.

However, the agenda of the right of peoples to self-determination has been used again by a delegation, combining it with another situation that does not belong to the context of decolonization or foreign domination.

This delegation has been making frantic attempts to gain credibility for its territorial greed and has not hesitated to sabotage this important agenda by cruelly referring to Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India, first secretary of the Permanent Mission of India to the The UN said Wednesday during the discussion of the Third Committee of the General Assembly on 'The right of peoples to self-determination'.

Tripathi replied, saying that the truth is that the subject of Jammu and Kashmir has never been in the United Nations Right of peoples to self determination.

A quick reading of the document contained in document A/74/309 makes it clear that the agenda for self-determination, as planned by the UN, does not include Jammu and Kashmir, he said, referring to the Secretary-General's Report on the implementation universal right of peoples to self-determination.

Tripathi said that even UN Security Council resolutions that this delegation has an inclination to invoke have never framed Jammu and Kashmir as a matter of self-determination in the UN language.

This Committee, therefore, has been cautious against such attempts to allow this forum to be misused for propaganda, he said.

In her remarks, Tripathi also noted that India, as a former colony, has always been in the forefront at the United Nations in supporting the right of peoples to self-determination. "Self-determination in the UN context refers to the rights of people that have been colonised or continue to be under foreign domination. It clearly refers to the peoples of non self-governing territories or trust territories," she said.

In addition, he said that the UN has established that the principle of self-determination is a vehicle for decolonization, not a justification for secession or that undermines the territorial integrity of any member state. While substantial progress has been achieved in the implementation of this agenda, some situations remain unresolved.

In this context, India strongly supports the right of self-determination of the Palestinian people, he said.

Tripathi expressed concern that in an interconnected world, a platform has emerged to amplify racial hatred and discriminatory ideas, which were otherwise marginal opinions.

This trend, if left unchecked, can challenge social cohesion. States must intensify efforts to prevent and combat racial hatred and discrimination, taking into account the balance between safeguarding freedom of expression and defending the hate that leads to racial discrimination and violence, he said. adding that alliances with the private sector and civil society are critical in this context.