India’s achievements as UNSC chair included a strong resolution on the situation in Afghanistan demanding that the Afghan territory not be used to threaten any country or shelter terrorists.
The Security Council adopted the resolution with 13 members voting in favour, none against and permanent, veto-wielding members Russia and China abstaining.
This is the eighth time that India will sit at the UN high-table, which comprises five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
India has also made it clear that Kashmir is a bilateral issue with Pakistan and ruled out any scope for third party mediation.
Speaking to reporters in the capital, Pakistan's Foriegn Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said under the Simla agreement, both Pakistan and India were bound to bilaterally resolve the Kashmir dispute.
Addressing the meeting, US Ambassador said religious freedom is essential for achieving peace and stability within nations and among nations.
India, meanwhile, has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter
The UNSC meeting was held on Friday after China's insistence to hold a discussion on the current situation of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir following India's decision to revoke its special status.
The phone conversation between Trump and Khan took place before the close-door-consultation of the 15 members of the UN Security Council in New York.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said it was a failure on the part of the government's foreign policy to allow internationalisation of the Kashmir issue in the UN.
The Trump administration's view on China's decision on Azhar came as Germany initiated a move at the European Union to list the JeM leader as a global terrorist.
Sources say the US officials at the Security Council have now been asking China for details of its objection to declare Masood Azhar a "global terrorist".
There can be little doubt that China’s stocks at this juncture in the Indian public domain, is at the lowest.
In yet another setback to India's bid to designate the Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief as a global terrorist, China Wednesday put a technical hold on the proposal in the UNSC to ban him following the Pulwama terror attack
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and the Jamaat-ud-Dawaa is listed as a person also wanted by Interpol for his involvement in terrorist activities.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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