On June 17, 2020, India got elected as the Non-Permanent Member (NPM) of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 8th time. It will remain as council’s NPM for a period of two years starting from January 2021 till December 2022.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and Bill Gates’ role in the distribution of vaccines, many media outlets are linking his activities to Malthusianism – an ideology aimed at reducing the world’s population.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was in Pakistan from February 16 to 19. He met Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, among other officials.
It is the second time within 6 months that the Kashmir issue has been discussed at UNSC on 15 January 2020. The last meeting was held on 16 August 2019, on the same issue.
On Jan. 5, 1949, the U.N. passed a resolution recognizing the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the global body.
After the Indian accession of Kashmir, as a consequence, people of Kashmir lost special status like they lost dual citizenship, separate flag, special right to education, etc.
On 5th August, Indian government stripped Kashmir of its autonomy and unique regional identity through the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state territory.
This world is full of dark certainties and unfortunately human beings have suffered great miseries during the course of time whenever they were found submissive and suppressed. Even in the modern era of today the situation has not changed much.
National security is the first and foremost concern and duty of the state. It varies in its definition depending upon the vision and prioritization of agenda of a particular government of a particular state.