NEW YORK, Oct 14 : India has said that serious bilateral dialogue can happen only "without the shadow of terrorism" as Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN.
The forthright Indian stand was put forward at the Fourth Committee meeting in UN General Assembly on decolonisation issues on Friday when the Pakistani delegate raised the issue.
The Pakistani diplomat said the decolonisation agenda of the UN would be incomplete without resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and Islamabad is willing to engage New Delhi to settle the issue.
"Pakistan is willing to engage India in a comprehensive dialogue to normalise relations between the two countries by finding an amicable solution to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
"Peaceful resolution of this dispute is imperative for durable peace and stability in South Asia," he said, quoting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's UNGA address where he had said a veil cannot be drawn on the issue of Kashmir and resolving the issue is the responsibility of the international community. ?PTI