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India welcomes exclusion of J&K from U.N. list

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India has welcomed the reported exclusion of Jammu and Kashmir from the list of unresolved international disputes.

“It has been reported that United Nations has dropped Kashmir from the list of unresolved disputes. I think, if this step has been taken, I welcome it,” Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur told reporters on Monday. “We have always firmly maintained that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India... this a very welcome step and we hope that in [the] same way the U.N. addresses our bilateral issues,” he said.

Reports have quoted Pakistan's Acting envoy to the U.N. Amjad Hussain B Sial, as stating that the J&K dispute was not mentioned in the context of unresolved long-running situations. “We understand this was an inadvertent omission, as Jammu and Kashmir is one of the oldest disputes on agenda of the Security Council,” he had said.

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