Pakistan moves UN Security Council over Kashmir issue


United Nations: Pakistan on Tuesday has asked the UN Security Council to meet and discuss over India’s moves in Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports.

The Himalayan region has long been a flashpoint in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Reports said it was not immediately known how the 15-member council would respond to the request made by Pakistan. Pakistan said on Saturday it had China’s support for the move.

Poland is president of the Security Council for August. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday that the council had received a letter from Pakistan and “will discuss that issue and take a proper decision.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on India and Pakistan to refrain from any steps that could affect the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said he was concerned about reports of restrictions on the Indian side of Kashmir.

It may be recalled that the UN Security Council adopted several resolutions in 1948 and in the 1950s on the dispute between India and Pakistan over the region.

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