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Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue at UN Security Council with no support

Pak envoy Maleeha Lodhi bring out the issue of Palestine and civil wars and factional fighting in Syria, Libya, and Yemen

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

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has raked up the issue again at the UN Security Council, linking it to the Palestinian crisis and asserting that the world continues to watch these "egregious" situations without addressing them.

Participating in an open debate at the UNSC, Pakistan's to the UN Maleeha Lodhi yesterday said challenges to international peace and security are intensifying at a time when the foundations of global order are fraying.

"The Palestinian and Kashmiri people continue to suffer horrific human rights violations at the hands of occupying forces while the world continues to watch without addressing these egregious situations, she said during the debate on 'Addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security'.

The envoy said conflicts continued to rage across the world, from Africa to

Civil wars and factional fighting in Syria, Libya, and are becoming more vicious and consequential, generating record levels of human displacement, she said.

"Efforts to change the status of threaten to drive an already volatile the into further turbulence and chaos, Lodhi said, referring to US Donald Trump's decision to recognise as Israel's capital.

"And as UN Antonio Guterres has warned, in the Korean peninsula, we may be sleep-walking into a catastrophe. At the same time longstanding, internationally recognised disputes of Palestine and continue to fester," the Pakistani diplomat said.

All this is compounding the challenges of a more turbulent and volatile world, she asserted.

frequently raises the issue at various UN forums. However, for the second consecutive year, not a single other nation has come out in its support.

First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 11:35 IST