UNSC: Jaishankar's target on China-Pakistan, said- International forums are being misused

Pankaj Prasad
S Jaishankar and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
S Jaishankar and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday indirectly attacked China and Pakistan, sympathizers of terrorists.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday indirectly attacked China and Pakistan, sympathizers of terrorists. Participating in an open debate at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Jaishankar said international forums were being misused to justify and protect perpetrators of terror. At the same time, after raising the issue of Kashmir in the United Nations Security Council, Jaishankar retaliated strongly on Pakistan. Jaishankar said that the country which hosted al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden and attacked the neighboring country's parliament has no right to preach.   

Chairing an open debate on the topic 'Preserving International Peace and Security: New Directions for Reformed Multilateralism' , pointing to China and Pakistan, Jaishankar also said, the impact of conflict situations has made it clear that multilateral fora Business as usual cannot continue any longer. While the whole world is fighting the challenge of terrorism strongly together, international forums are being misused to protect and justify the perpetrators and masterminds of terrorist acts. He was referring to China, which has repeatedly blocked proposals by India and the US to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations.  

Jaishankar reacted sharply to Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto raising the pitch of Kashmir again in the United Nations . The country that hosted Osama bin Laden and carried out a terrorist attack on the neighboring country's parliament does not have the credibility to come and preach in this council, he said.

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Gandhi's ideals relevant even today 

The External Affairs Minister said that at a time when the world is grappling with violence, armed conflict and humanitarian emergencies, Mahatma Gandhi's ideals remain relevant to guide and ensure peace and stability. Jaishankar made the remarks after unveiling a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the North Lawn of the United Nations along with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. India has gifted this statue of Mahatma Gandhi, made by renowned sculptor Ram Sutar.

India is chairing the UNSC 

Chairing the UNSC session, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar said that the challenge of terrorism is being collectively responded to by most of the countries of the world, but multilateral forums are being misused to justify and shield criminals. being done. The External Affairs Minister hit out at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) without naming China and Pakistan. He said that multilateral forums are being misused to justify terrorism and protect the conspirators. Jaishankar said that the conflict has created such a situation that a passive attitude cannot be maintained on the multilateral platform. The world is coming together in a more united response to the challenge of terrorism. However, multilateral forums are being misused to justify and protect the conspirators.

S Jaishankar criticized the neighboring country without naming any country after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari casually raised the "Kashmir issue" during a discussion on the issue of multilateralism. Jaishankar said the credibility of the United Nations depends on its effective response to the major challenges of our times - be it pandemics, climate change, conflict or terrorism. While we look for the best solutions, our dialogue should never generalize to such threats, he said. There should be no question of justifying what the world considers unacceptable.

Pointing to Pakistan, he said this certainly applies to any country sponsoring cross-border terrorism. He said that neither hosting Osama bin Laden nor attacking the neighboring parliament could serve as credentials to preach before this Council. Jaishankar's response came when Bhutto raised the Kashmir issue during a meeting convened to discuss the 'New Policy for Reformed Multilateralism' (NORM) during India's December presidency of the UNSC.

 Security Council should try to resolve conflicts and disputes: Bilawal Bhutto

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is primarily responsible for maintaining international peace and security. Multilateral solutions under the umbrella of the Security Council provide the most effective approach to promoting peace and resolving conflicts. Without taking names, Bhutto said in reference to Jammu and Kashmir that the parties to the dispute cannot advocate multilateral process, multilateral reforms one day and insist on the bilateral path the next day and ultimately unilateral action.

Bhutto said that Pakistan firmly believes that major security problems in their region can be resolved effectively and peacefully through the active participation of the Security Council. Bilawal said multilateralism is based on universal and consistent adherence to the United Nations Charter, self-determination of peoples, non-use of threats or force, non-acquisition of territory by use of force, respect for state sovereignty and territorial integrity, and non-interference in internal affairs. Intervention should be based on compliance.

The Pak Foreign Minister said that the Security Council should try to resolve conflicts and disputes. It should focus on the underlying causes of conflicts such as foreign occupation and suppression of recognition of people's rights to self-determination. He said that if you want to see the success of multilateralism, you can allow the UNSC resolution to be implemented when it comes to Kashmir. You prove multilateralism a success and prove that UNSC under your (India) chairmanship can be successful and bring peace in our region.

Amid demands for India's permanent membership in the Security Council, Bhutto said that the inclusion of new permanent members in the UNSC would numerically reduce the chances of the majority of UN member states being present in the Security Council. We should follow the sovereignty equality of all, not the supremacy of some. This is not the first time that Pakistan has used the UN platform with a multilateral agenda to discuss its bilateral issues.

Security Council reform demands time 

Earlier, while addressing the 15-member Security Council, Jaishankar said that reform of this global body is the need of the hour. I am sure that the countries of South Asia are also with this commitment of India. We all know that the 'question of equal representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council' has been on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly for the last ten decades. Now that the debate on reforms has become aimless, the real world has changed dramatically.