ET has learnt that Germany advocated that there has been improvement on the ground situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and that there was no necessity to call another meeting of UNSC on the matter.
The envoys were invited by the government to see for themselves the situation in the backdrop of India’s August 5 decision to withdraw the special status given to J&K and to bifurcate the state into two Union territories.
This was spearheaded by US Senator Frank Lautenberg in 1989-90, hence came to be popularly known as the Lautenberg Amendment that gave refugee status and eventually citizenship to a set of minorities from three countries. Indian diplomats have found this Act useful to strengthen India’s argument in the US.
His made remarks at a press meet in Moscow responding to a query sent by ET on Russia's position on repeated attempts to discuss Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council despite failure at first meeting in August 2019. Lavrov visited Delhi earlier this week. The comments hold significance after yet another Chinese attempt at UNSC to internationalise issue fell flat.
As per reports, two minor girls, Shanti Meghwad and Sarmi Meghwad, belonging to the minority Hindu community were abducted on 14 January 2020. They belong to Umar Village, Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan.
Dr. Victoria Panova of the BRICS Russia Organising Committee Expert Council told that the fundamental objective of BRICS was a multipolar, multi-civilisational world order revolving around the UN principles. But the western powers, or what she described ‘Geriatric Powers’, are trying to maintain status quo.
Borell acknowledged the fact that the EU is “facing a nationalist and populist comeback” that is threatening the foundations of a “multilateral rules based order” espoused by the EU. To address the rise of such authoritarian regimes, Borell made a call towards taking onus for shaping the future world order.
China sought a “closed-door consultation” under ‘AOB (any other business)’ at the UNSC after the listed issues were discussed. The meeting was based on an earlier request by Pakistan which was scheduled for December 24 last year but could not take place at the time.
“…New Delhi is associated among the countries of the region not with competition for regional leadership, but as an example of mutually beneficial and respectful cooperation. From of old, India’s role in our region has always been constructive and in-demand one,” Kamilov said in his ministerial address at Raisina Dialogue.
The Foreign Minister said that Estonia is looking forward to working closely with India on global security issues if the country is elected to the Security Council for 2021-2022. “The future of the Council is a broader issue,” he said. “To defend the rules-based world order, the UN Security Council needs to be open and inclusive.”
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