The United Nations arranged a meeting of the UN General Assembly in Ukraine on Wednesday, February 23, 2023. During the session, Counsellor Pratik Mathur, a member of India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, called out Pakistan for being the nation that harbours terrorists. He claimed that the Islamic country provides a safe haven to the terrorists without a care for the consequences of its actions.
Indian representative at the world stage at the United Nations General Assembly, Pratik Mathur and the country used their right to reply on Thursday, February 24, 2023. The Eleventh Emergency Special Session served as an opportunity for Indian representative Pratik to take the stage in the discussion. He noted that India is not responding to Pakistan’s provocations. Contrarily, he urged the delegate of Pakistan to refer to the previous right to replies that India has utilized.
Mathur called the provocations from the side of Pakistan regrettable. The UNGA engaged in a discussion for two days, and after this discussion, the members of the United Nations acknowledged that the path of peace could be the only path to resolve conflict.
India and Pakistan will commence interstate bilateral negotiations to discuss a solution for the ongoing material breach of the Indus Water treaty. The spokesperson of the minister of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, noted that India’s Indus Commissioner issued a notice earlier in February to their Pakistan counterpart to inform them of the dates of commencement.
India has created a list of Pakistan-based terrorists. It was one of the top priorities in the country’s UNSC tenure in 2021-22. The list featured the names of five terrorists, including Abdul Rehman Makki (LeT), designated a global terrorist in January. Other names on the list include Abdul Rauf Asghar (JeM), Sajid Mir (LeT), Shahid Mahmood (LeT), and Talha Saeed (LeT)
India submitted the names of the terrorists for designation under 1267 in 2022. However, the identification of these names as global terrorists was blocked by one of the member nations, (China)