Pakistan to go to Security Council over Kashmir

Pakistan to go to Security Council over Kashmir

Pakistan to go to Security Council over Kashmir

Expressing China's serious concern over the recent escalation of turmoil in Kashmir, Wang said the Kashmir issue is a dispute born out of the region's colonial history and should be properly handled in a peaceful way in line with the UN Charter, relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and bilateral agrements between Pakistan and India.

"They have got very little worldwide traction", the diplomat said.

"I've spoken to the Indian Foreign Minister twice since my appointment, and I spoke to him earlier today [Wednesday]", said Raab, who took charge at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently under a Boris Johnson led British government.

Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir say they will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region remains in a lockdown following India's decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Friday said Islamabad was trying to project a panic situation to the worldwide community.

The Indian Navy on August 10 said it is on high alert and prepared to defeat and deter any seaborne threat with full force.

"I have shared with China that the Pakistan government has made a decision to take this issue to UN Security Council".

The worldwide community is closely watching its move, said two diplomatic sources.

The US is in a mission mode to end the war in Afghanistan and pull back its troops from the war-torn country. He said the response of Chinese leadership was according to our expectations.

However, the United States has expressed concerns about the human rights situation in Kashmir and is anxious about law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

The Trump administration, the officials said, is not buying the Pakistani argument that the "road to peace in Kabul goes through Kashmir" and would hold Islamabad accountable if it is seen jeopardising the ongoing Afghan peace talks.

China which is a permanent member of the UN Security Council is, moreover, Pakistan's staunchest regional ally and the government felt it important to consult Chinese leaders before taking the matter to the Security Council as decided by the National Security Committee meeting.

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