Special meeting of UN Security Council on Kashmir end
By: Amir Makhani
New York :The UN Security Council on Friday began a rare closed door meeting to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan, backed by its all-weather ally, China, requested “closed consultations” on the issue. The outcome of the UNSC meeting will not be a formal pronouncement as the consultations are informal in nature. India and Pakistan are not attending the meeting, which is open only to the five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
China, a permanent member of the UNSC and close ally of Pakistan, had asked for “closed consultations” in the Council, which began its deliberations at 10 am the Security Council Consultations Room.
India Says Pakistan Trying to Mislead World India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said, “Issued will be resolved bilaterally. Pakistan is trying to mislead the world, Stop terror to start talks. We are committed to Shimla agreement.” He also added that Pakistan failed to honour bilateral pacts.
The members of the Security Council were briefed by Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Taranco and Lieutenant General Carlos Loitey on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir and the work of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan.The members of the Security Council urged the parties to refrain from actions that would exacerbate tensions in the region.The members reaffirmed relevant Council resolutions on the issue.The members called on India and Pakistan to avoid actions that would escalate the situation along the Line of Control.The members voiced support for India and Pakistan to settle the dispute through peaceful manner, including through direct dialogue, based on related bilateral agreements in accordance with UN Charter.The members also agreed to follow the situation closely.Manville China Asks India, Pak to not Aggregate Tension in Kashmir , We call upon India and Pakistan to not aggregate tensions in the region. The situation is dangerous. China asks both countries to maintain peace in the region, Chinese envoy after the UN Security Council meeting.
Kashmir Issue Should be Resolved in Accordance with UN Charter after the UNSC meeting, the Chinese envoy said, “The security general made a statement to refrain from taking unilateral action which is dangerous. Issue should be resolved in accordance with UN Charter.” He also said that China is deeply concerned about the situation.Russian envoy to UN, “We are friends and good partners with both India and Pakistan. We have no hidden agendas. So, we will open-heartedly continue to engage with Islamabad and New Delhi in order to help both of them come to terms and have good neighbourly relations.
Pakistan’s Maleeha Lodhi Pakistan’s UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi said at the UN headquarters, “We stand ready for a peaceful settlement of the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir. This meeting nullifies India’s claim that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter. The whole world is discussing the occupied state. It (Pakistan’s efforts) will not end here; it will only end when justice is done to the people of Jammu and Kashmir… The people may be locked up, their voices may not be heard in their own land, but their voices were heard today at the UN and will always be heard because Pakistan will stand by them and extend full support.”
moreover Imran Khan calls up Donald Trump Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan called up US president Donald Trump just before the UNSC meetin began. According to reports, the phone conversation lasted for several minutes and Khan apprised Trump of the situation in Kashmir.