Pakistan has faced another defeat at United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). It is a big diplomatic win for India in UN. On Thursday, Deadline for filing resolutions in the 42nd UNHRC session in Geneva ended today at 1 p.m (local time). Pakistan could not file any resolution on Kashmir because Pakistan failed to gain support of other countries for resolution.
Minimum support of 16 nations are required for admission of the request in UNHRC and Minimum 24 nations support are required for adoption of resolution in UNHRC. According to ANI report, most member states refused to support Pakistan for placing a resolution on Kashmir.
Last week, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran khan had tweeted that 58 European Union countries had supported the Pakistan on Kashmir issue in UNHRC but today Pakistan did not gain the support of 16 countries in the UNHRC.
I commend the 58 countries that joined Pakistan in Human Rights Council on 10 Sept reinforcing demands of int community for India to stop use of force, lift siege, remove other restrictions, respect & protect Kashmiris’ rights & resolve Kashmir dispute through UNSC resolutions.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 12, 2019
India’s diplomatic power can be clearly seen in UNHRC when Pakistan did not gather any support even Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries did not support Pakistan in UNHRC on Kashmir issue. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has total 57 Islamic countries.
India has sent delegation of 47 countries to UNHRC led by Ajay Bisaria, former India`s ambassador to Pakistan, to counter Pakistan on Kashmir.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed earlier in the day that India had transformed Jammu and Kashmir into a largest “caged prison on this planet” by abrogating Article 370.