UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has expected the request of Pakistan to call meeting of UN Security Council in order to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on August 16, said UNSC President Joanna Wronecka on Wednesday.
According to Sputnik, the session was requested by China, which is a permanent member state of the UNSC, after India abrogated Article 370, which gives special power to people of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
“Most probably on Friday,” Wronecka said which means its going to be held on 16th August.
Decision has been taken after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote a letter to Wronecka, urging the council to urgently convene a session on India’s decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir and revoking of Article 370. China had requested a closed meeting on Jammu and Kashmir, citing the letter sent by Qureshi.
Qureshi has already said that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had assured him of full support at the UNSC.
The other member state Russia, however, has said that the action taken by New Delhi was taken under the constitutional framework. It has also repeatedly said that Kashmir is a bilateral issue and it should be resolved that way only.
Pakistan has alleged that India’s decision of revoking the provisions under Article 370 will not only threaten regional peace but also world peace. However, India has made it clear that it is an internal matter of the country and does not violate the Line of Control or any border.
Analysts term it a major diplomatic breakthrough at international level against India. Pakistanis are already observing a “Black Day” on India’s Independence Day.