- Pakistan's Law Minister Farogh Naseem said that no one country can take the Kashmir issue to the ICJ
- Earlier, Pakistani lawyer Khawar Qureshi in ICJ said that it is difficult to raise Kashmir issue in ICJ
Sep 14, 2019, 10:25 PM IST
Islamabad Pakistan has made several attempts to raise the issue of removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir at the international level, but each time it did not get anything except failure. Imran government ministers are confused about Kashmir issue. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had spoken of taking the decision of the Government of India to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). But now his Law Minister Farogh Naseem has said that we cannot take the issue to the ICJ, because there is no agreement in India and Pakistan about it.
Naseem said that consent of both parties is necessary for going to the ICJ. The Kashmir issue can only be raised in the ICJ through the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Both these institutions can take up the matter on the basis of human rights violation in Kashmir.
Pak lawyer in ICJ said – cannot raise Kashmir issue
Earlier, Pakistani lawyer Khawar Qureshi at the ICJ also said that we do not have enough evidence to raise this issue. He said that the world considers Kashmir an integral part of India. Also, Pakistan has no strong evidence of genocide in Kashmir. In such a situation, raising the issue of Kashmir in the International Court of Justice may prove difficult for Pakistan. Khawar Qureshi is the same lawyer who has represented Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Pak had failed in UN Security Council
Pakistan said two weeks ago that it was preparing to take the Kashmir case to the ICJ. Earlier, Pakistan had also raised this matter in the UN Security Council, where it was disappointed. The secret meeting in the Security Council ended without any result. The attempt by Pakistan and its ally China to internationalize the issue failed.
India removed Article 370 on 5 August
The Government of India withdrew special state status from Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August. Articles 370 and 35A were abolished from the valley. Since then, the situation in the valley has remained tense. Pakistan had also taken up the Kashmir issue with UNSC, but no other country except China supported it.