The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned Pulwama attack and despite Indian allegations on Pakistan the UN statement did not mention Pakistan, dealing a blow to India’s efforts to isolate Pakistan.
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly suicide bombing in occupied Kashmir, which resulted in over 40 Indian paramilitary forces dead and dozens wounded on February 14, 2019 …,” a press statement issued by UN.
“The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts,” the statement read further.
At least 44 Indian paramilitary police have been killed and dozens injured in a bomb blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of Pulwama district, Occupied Kashmir, Thursday (Feb 14). According to reports, the blast occurred when a car carrying between 300 and 350kg (660-770lb) of explosives struck a convoy of about 70 vehicles that was carrying about 2,500 troops to the Kashmir Valley.
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17 November, 2019