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Pakistan seeks to hold meeting with UNSC over revoking special status of Kashmir

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In order to discuss India’s move to revoke Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, leading to snapping the special status, Pakistan has called for an emergency meeting with the UN Security Council (UNSC).

According to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, a formal letter has been sent to the UNSC President through Permanent Representative Maleha Lodhi to convene the meeting.

Quereshi was quoted as saying, “I have requested in the letter that a special meeting of the Security Council should be called to discuss those actions of India which we consider as illegal and against the UN resolutions.”

He also stated that the decision to hold meeting with UNSC was taken last week in the meeting with National Security Committee. According to Pakistan, scrapping of Article 370 is considered as a threat to regional peace and the country stands in solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

However, India maintains that the removal of Article 370 of the Constitution leading to removing the special status to Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to ‘accept the reality’.

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