India has given a befitting reply to Pakistan raising the issue of Kashmir in the United Nations (UN). India said that the country which had hosted terrorist Osama bin Laden and attacked the parliament of the neighboring country. Such a country has no right to preach. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the credibility of the UN depends on its effective response to the major challenges of our times, be it pandemics, climate change, conflict or terrorism.
Jaishankar's response came after Bhutto raised the Kashmir issue during a meeting of the UNSC convened to debate a new orientation for reformed multilateralism under India's December presidency. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan said that the UN Security Council is primarily responsible for maintaining international peace and security.
Jaishankar said, “Multilateral solutions under the umbrella of the Security Council provide the most effective approach to promoting peace and resolving conflicts. The parties to a dispute cannot advocate for a multilateral process, multilateral reforms one day and insist on a bilateral path the next day and finally implement unilateral action.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto said that Pakistan firmly believes that major security problems in our region can be resolved effectively and peacefully through the active participation of the Security Council. Multilateralism must be based on universal and consistent observance of the United Nations Charter. Bhutto further stated that adding new permanent members to the UN would numerically reduce the number of seats present in the Security Council for most UN member states. We should follow the sovereign equality of all and not superiority.