UN Security Council raise concerns over current situation in Jammu and Kashmir

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has raised its concerns over socio-political and human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

The UNSC met after Pakistan’s request to address the grave situation in the disputed valley to mark the first anniversary of the illegal revocation of Kashmir’s special autonomous status by Indian government on August 5, 2019 last year.

The meeting was presided by Indonesia as it is currently the President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August.

During the meeting the council expressed its grave concerns regarding abhorrent human rights violation by Indian forces in IOK that has led to an appalling human rights situation in the disputed valley.

Members of the meeting urged all stake holders to address the issue via dialogue to ensure regional peace and stability.

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Prior to this Zhang Jun – Chinese envoy to the UN, highlighted that Kashmir issue needs to be addressed in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR)  and with bilateral cooperation of all stake holders.

Any unilateral step in this regard will further damage regional peace and stability he added.