Why in news?

Since the government’s decision on abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, China raised the issue of Kashmir at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) multiple times, prompting a protest from New Delhi.

What is India’s stand?

  • India’s case rests on the 1972 Shimla accord, where India and Pakistan agreed to resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally. 
  • China’s repeated raising of Kashmir since August 2019, which includes an aborted attempt in December, is unconstructive and will impact the India-China bilateral relationship if it continues.

Chinese domestic issues..

  • Given that New Delhi has refrained from raising similar issues over Tibet, Xinjiang or Hong Kong, it is unfair on the part of Beijing to take its concerns to the international stage
  • At some point, the government must push for normalisation of ties with Pakistan as well as for the lifting of restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.
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