UN Security Council discusses deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir

UN Security Council discusses deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir

NEW YORK: United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held a consultative session in New York to discuss Pakistan’s request for debate on India’s act to abolish special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).
The closed-door meeting was held under ‘Pakistan-India’ agenda item to decide how to proceed further on the issue.
The UN political department briefed the Security Council on situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
This is for the first time in 50 years that the UN Security Council held an exclusive meeting on occupied Kashmir.
Following UNSC session, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said that the UN Security Council today discussed the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir in the wake of Indian move to change the status of the held territory.
Talking to media alongwith Chinese envoy to the United Nations, after the UNSC meeting in New York, she said all the fifteen permanent and non-permanent member countries attended the consultative session.
She said the meeting was briefed on the latest developments and the dismal human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.
Maleeha Lodhi said today’s UNSC meeting has nullified Indian claims that Kashmir is their internal matter.
On August 13, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in his letter addressed to the president of the UN Security Council had sought convening of the Security Council session over the occupied Kashmir crisis.

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