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Pakistan foreign minister at UN mistakenly calls Jammu & Kashmir an 'Indian state'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 September 2019, 18:33 IST
Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in Geneva where he is leading the Pakistani delegation in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Qureshi while addressing the media mistakenly called Jammu & Kashmir an ‘Indian state’. Pakistan in all its official communication so far, has referred to Jammu & Kashmir as ‘Indian Administered Kashmir’.

“India is trying to give an impression to the world that life has returned to normalcy. If the life has returned to normalcy, then I say, why don't they allow you, the international media, why don't they allow the international organisations, the NGOs, civil society organisations to go into the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and see for themselves what the reality is,” Mr Qureshi told reporters during their interaction after his address.

Pakistan is trying to highlight the ongoing situation in Jammu & Kashmir since India ended its special status under Article 370. Pakistan asked UNHRC to conduct an investigation, urging the world rights commission not to remain silent on the issue.

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First published: 10 September 2019, 18:33 IST
 
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