New Delhi, September 17: At the United Nations General Assembly India’s approach would be ‘progressive’, whereas Pakistan is expected to the raise the Kashmir issue and a top Indian diplomat has termed this decision of Islamabad as ‘Miyan ki daud masjid tak’. The phrase roughly translates as a ‘person’s limited view of achieving a small goal’.

India’s permanent representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin used the Urdu phrase in reference to Pakistan as he feels there is no point in discussing the issue which has not be echoed in the boundaries of UN for decades. On September 15, Pakistan’s foreign ministry had issued a statement saying Abbasi would certainly highlight the Kashmir issue in UN.

With the UN session taking off on Monday, Akbaruddin told reporters Delhi’s goals are visionary. “Countries that bring up past issues are far away from the modern plate,” said Akbaruddin in response to the question put up by a reporter on Pakistan planning to raise the Kashmir issue in UN.

This week Pakistan’s Prime Minister is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly, while Sushma Swaraj the External Affairs Minister of India would deliver her speech on September 23.

Akbaruddin hopes UN would soon designate Masood Azhar as a terrorist

New Delhi will not sit idle until the Pakistan- based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar is brought to justice, said Akbaruddin. Speaking on the same issue, he further added that Azhar’s case currently lies with the UN committee and we hope the committee will designate Masood Azhar as a terrorist.

Akbaruddin further stated that India has been trying that for a while now but not yet succeeded, adding, ” We will pursue Azhar’s case so that ends of justice are met.