UN Security Council to meet over occupied Kashmir, LoC tensions

Posted In: News Date:Jan 15th, 2020

NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will meet today to discuss the alarming human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported. According to sources, the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India will also be discussed in the meeting.

This is the second time in less than six months that the UN body is going to discuss the issue of occupied Kashmir. In August last year, the Security Council had, for first time in over five decades, met to discuss the critical human rights situation in the occupied valley.

The meeting had come about after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the constitutional autonomy of the valley in early August and imposed a military curfew and communications blackout in the area, sending in hundreds of thousands of Indian troops to quell protests.