New Delhi, Aug 16: Congress on Friday said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)'s closed door meeting to discuss the Kashmir situation is a "grave diplomatic and strategic" failure of the Modi Government. The Congress urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call the country's friends in the UN Security Council to get this meeting cancelled. "I am sorry to say, India as a whole stands behind the government, but this is a grave diplomatic failure of the government. It is a grave strategic failure of the government,`` Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said while addressing a press conference here.
"I implore the honourable Prime Minister to not remain silent and move all our friends in the UN Security Council to have this meeting canceled. This issue is not open for discussion,' the Congress spokesperson said. "We are extremely disturbed and shocked by what we see happening in the United Nations. We view it as a matter of grave and deep concern to the entire nation, to every citizen and resident of India," he said. Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh was an integral, inalienable part of India, no other body, group, organisation, individual could assert to the contrary. "This is a non negotiable issue as far as India is concerned," he added.
"Under the nose of Modi government, while hosting our Foreign Minister, Chinese Government gets this meeting organised at Pakistan's behest. Is this not a strategic failure other than being a diplomatic faux pas. Why should such a meeting be held at UN,"' the Congress spokesperson asked. (UNI)