‘Truly regrettable’: MEA on UN General Assembly President’s comments on Kashmir

NEW DELHI: India on Friday strongly condemned the remarks of President of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkır on Jammu and Kashmir, calling his remarks a “great disservice to the office he occupies.”
UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir, a former Turkish diplomat and politician, had urged India and Pakistan to work for a “peaceful solution to this(Kashmir) problem.
“We express our strong opposition to the unwarranted references made with respect to the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir by the President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) Volkan Bozkir during his recent visit to Pakistan.
The MEA also slammed his remarks that Pakistan is “duty bound” to raise the issue in the UN more strongly, and called his comments “unacceptable”.
The MEA also said there is no basis for comparison to other global situations with that of Kashmir.
“When an incumbent President of the UN General Assembly makes misleading and prejudiced remarks, he does great disservice to the office he occupies. The PGA’s behaviour is truly regrettable and surely diminishes his standing on the global platform,” the government further said in the statement.

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