UNSC convenes meeting today to address Kashmir issue

By Aizbah Khan - Web Editor

16th August, 2019

An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council has been convened today to address the issue of Kashmir.

The Security Council meeting is being called behind-closed-doors on Friday at the United Nations headquarters in New York City at 10am local time while 6pm according to Pakistan standard time.

According to the details, the Security Council meeting is being sought at the request of Pakistan. In which, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, will present Pakistan’s position on Kashmir issue.

The Security Council has taken up the issue of the critical situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir after almost 50 years. The Security Council will reconsider its own resolution five decades ago.

The council has taken up the issue of the critical situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir after almost 50 years

The Security Council will be briefed on the recent situation of Kashmiris and also members will address the human rights violations committed by India.

Pakistan sent a letter to the President of the UN Security Council requesting to convene a meeting on Kashmir dispute.

India has made every effort to preclude the Security Council from being called a meeting but miserably failed.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, in view of the critical situation in occupied Kashmir, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote a letter to the President of the UN Security Council urging him to convene an emergency meeting.

The Foreign Office said that the Security Council meeting will discuss the Indian government’s illegal move to abolish Kashmir’s special status, which is a clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.

Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, presented the letter of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the President of the Security Council.

It is pertinent to mention that on August 5, Modi government abolished Article 370 which gave the special status to occupied Kashmir , under which the fundamental rights of Kashmiris were also obliterate. Curfew is imposed by Indian government in the valley and Hurriyat leaders are imprisoned.


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