22 Dec 2018
Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman
Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary General, didn't give further details about the conversation.
When asked to comment on India's strong retort to Khan that Kashmir is an integral part of India, Dujarric said, "Our position on Kashmir has been reiterated."
Spokesperson also referred to UN observer group over Kashmir issue
He added, "It's normal that the Secretary-General speaks to Heads of Governments and Heads of State and, I can confirm that the call took place and that the Prime Minister raised the issue of Kashmir."
Purpose of UNMOGIP: Thorough observation and checking over India-Pakistan ceasefire
The UNMOGIP was established in January 1949 and currently has a total of 118 UN and civilian staff.
Following the India-Pakistan war in 1971 and a subsequent ceasefire agreement of December 17 of that year, the tasks of UNMOGIP have been to observe developments pertaining to the strict observance of the ceasefire and to report them to the Secretary-General.
UNMOGIP outlived its utility, irrelevant after Simla Agreement: India
India has maintained that UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC).
The Simla Agreement was signed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan on 2 July 1972. It was the peace treaty seeking to reverse the consequences of the 1971 war.
Pakistan's statements on Kashmiris demonstrates 'insincerity' and 'duplicity': MEA spokesperson
In a set of recent tweets, Khan said, "Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future". Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in response, said, "The statements coming out from their (Pakistan) side demonstrates the insincerity and duplicity."
- Antonio Guterres
- Imran Khan
- Kashmir Issue
- United Nations (UN)
- Indian External Affairs Ministry
- Indira Gandhi
- Pakistan PM
- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
- President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
- Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
- Raveesh Kumar
- Security Council
- Simla Agreement
- Stephane Dujarric
- UN Military Observer Group
- UN Secretary General
- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto