UNSC discusses Kashmir situation today at request of China. United Nations Security Council is meeting today to discuss the situation in India-held Jammu and Kashmir.
Specially, China had requested for the UNSC discussion on IOK.
However, it is for the first time since a similar gathering in August, which the UNSC had held.
Interestingly, China remains the only UNSC permanent member to seek such session due to India’s August 5, 2019 action.
Unfortunately, India removed the decades-old autonomy the area enjoyed under Indian constitution.
UNSC discusses Kashmir situation
Due to active Pakistan diplomacy and support from China, UNSC hold such sessions.
In a letter to Security Council on 12th of this month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed concern about a possible further escalation of tensions.
Moreover, China’s U.N. mission wrote in a note to council members, in view of seriousness of situation, China would request a briefing of the Council on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir.
August 5, 2019
Meanwhile, PM Modi led Indian government of pro-RSS BJP stripped occupied Kashmir of special autonomous status.
Subsequently, India put occupied valley under siege and disconnected their communication link of all sorts.
Furthermore, brutal Indian forces launched a witch-hunt against Kashmiris.