Pak isolated: World joins hand to combat terror

United Nations, Sep 24: Pakistan's months-long efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue at the UN have not found any resonance with nations at the world body that is focused on combating the growing scourge of terrorism, a top Indian diplomat has said.

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said that what is finding resonance among the international community is the terror threat that India is facing and not what Sharif focussed on his speech - the issue of Kashmir.

"If 131 nations have spoken in the General Debate so far, 130 have not referred to the primary issue that Pakistan has raised. So what does that mean," he told reporters yesterday.

He said "90 per cent" countries that have spoken at the high-level week of the 71st UN General Assembly session have stressed that terrorism is a primary concern for them, adding that India is gratified by the support it is getting with countries increasingly standing up and voicing their support to deal with the menace of terrorism.

Akbaruddin pointed out that in the plethora of bilateral meetings and multilateral engagements that Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar held on the sidelines of the General Assembly session, "there was resonance" of India being a victim of terrorism and of solidarity with it.