Pak may raise Kashmir issue in UN Assembly: Tharoor

Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor today said there was the "risk" of Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue again in the United Nation`s General Assembly.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 22:45 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Union Minister
of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor today said there
was the "risk" of Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue again
in the United Nation`s General Assembly.

"As you know, they have raised it in the General Assembly
in the opening speech and there is the risk of them raising
it again is very much present", Tharoor, who is nominated
as a memebr of the Indian delegation for the UN assembly,
told reporters here today.

He was reacting to queries from journalists on the
possibility of the Kashmir issue figuring in the UN general
assembly session.

"It could become... depending upon whether Pakistan choose it
to raise in the UN,` Tharoor said, without elaborating further
on the matter.

On India`s election as a non-permanent member of the
Security Council, Tharoor said "it is very important
because it is 19 years since we got a seat"(on the vital body
of the United Nations).

"India`s voice is always heard in the high table on all
important international issues", Tharoor,a former UN diplomat
and now a member of the Lok Sabha, said.

-PTI