India welcomes exclusion of J&K from UN`s agenda

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

Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 18:40 PM IST

New Delhi: India on Monday welcomed the
reported exclusion of Jammu and Kashmir from the list of
unresolved international disputes.

"It has been reported that UN has dropped Kashmir from
the list of unresolved disputed. I think, if this step has
been taken, I welcome it," Minister of State for External
Affairs Preneet kaur told reporters here.

"We have always firmly maintained that Jammu and
Kashmir is an integral part of India... This is a very welcome
step and we hope that in same way the UN addresses our
bilateral issues," she added.

The omission of Jammu and Kashmir from a list of
disputes under the observation of the UN Security Council
was noticed by Pakistan whose envoy has lodged a protest.

The development has come as a setback to Pakistan
which has been asking the world body to intervene on the
issue.

PTI