He also recalled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's assertions last month at the UNGA on UN having a role in the Kashmir dispute.
In response, Uttam cited the casualties sustained by India. He said, "It is a matter of deep regret that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire and their unprovoked firing has led to loss of civilian lives on the Indian side. Six persons have been killed and 50 injured." He added, "The onus of creating a positive environment is on Pakistan which is utterly failing to do so."
Setting off a second round of exchanges, Pakistan's delegate responded by reiterating Islamabad's assertions about the casualties, but injected a conciliatory note while also raising the cancellation of bilateral talks.
"We also extended a hand of friendship to India," the delegate said. "However, first the abrupt cancellation of (foreign) secretary-level talks and now this, unprovoked firing is cause of deep concern. We hope the Indian side would give peace a chance."
The delegate also said, "It is sad that the Indian Government failed to restrain its forces despite strong diplomatic protest by Pakistan." In exercising India's right of reply to the Pakistan's second round, the Indian delegate said, "We reject all the untenable and unsolicited remarks made by Pakistan." Pakistan tenaciously tried to start a third round saying that a working boundary had to be preserved and reiterated comments about the role of the UNMOGIP.