UNSC discusses situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir for a third time

Posted In: News Date:Jan 16th, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The UN Security Council on Wednesday took up for discussion the ongoing situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) which remains under siege since Aug 5, 2019 when New Delhi illegally and unconstitutionally revoked its semi-autonomous status.

It was the third time the UNSC discussed the Kashmir situation since the revocation of its special status. During the meeting, attended by all 15 members of the council, the Department of Peace Operations and the Department of Political and Peace Building Affairs briefed the representatives. It was followed by a discussion on the situation.

The UNSC meeting was called to discuss the situation in Mali, but China made a request to discuss the Kashmir issue under the agenda of “Any Other Business Points”. However, an earlier report in the French media suggested that France had opposed a discussion on Kashmir.