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'J&K Is An Integral Part Of India, Pakistan Must Abandon Its Futile Quest'

Syed Akbaruddin added that the sell-buy date of Pakistan's anachronistic approach was over.

06/10/2016 2:06 PM IST | Updated 06/10/2016 2:56 PM IST
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NEW YORK -- Reiterating India's stand on Jammu and Kashmir, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday said India's response to Pakistan is consistent - "abandon your futile quest, the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so".

Recalling that just less than 10 days ago, the General Assembly Hall witnessed a high-level debate and it also witnessed "a singular lack of support for the representative of Pakistan's baseless claims", India's Permanent Representative said: "Need one say more, our response to Pakistan is consistent - 'abandon your futile quest the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so'."

Noting that the "sell-buy date of Pakistan's anachronistic approach is long over", India's Permanent Representative said, "No amount of misuse of international platforms by Pakistan will change that reality."

Asserting that "We look away as some amongst us stall our collective efforts, as they use terrorists as proxies in their territorial quests," Akbaruddin added: "We have heard one such lone voice short while ago, making claims to an integral part of India. This comes from a country, which has established itself as a global epicentre of terrorism. Such claims find no resonance among the international community."

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