Article 370: It’s a lost case at UN, says Pakistan
Islamabad : Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked his countrymen not to live in a “fool’s paradise” as he highlighted that it will not be easy for Islamabad to get the support of the UN Security Council as well as from the Muslim world against India’s decision to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
Addressing the media in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Monday, Qureshi asked Pakistanis to “wage a new struggle” to get the support of the UNSC members.
“You (people) should not in live fool’s paradise. Nobody will be standing there (in the UNSC) with garlands in hands…Nobody will be there waiting for you,” he said.
After India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Pakistan announced that it will approach the UN Security Council against New Delhi’s decision.
India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution removing the special status to Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to “accept the reality”.
Without naming any Muslim country, Qureshi also said the “guardians of Ummah (Islamic community)” might also not back Pakistan on the Kashmir issue due to their economic interest.
“Different people in the world have their own interests. India is a market of (over) billion people…A lot of people have invested there (India).
We often talks about Ummah and Islam but the guardians of Ummah have also made investments there (India) and they have their own interests,” he said.