Pakistan asks UN Security Council to meet over India’s Kashmir decision

Pakistan on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to convene a meeting over India's decision to revoke the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) under Article 370. 

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written to the UNSC asking for a meeting on the Kashmir issue. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written to the UNSC asking for a meeting on the Kashmir issue. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

"Pakistan will not provoke a conflict, but India should not mistake our restraint for weakness," Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote in a letter to the UN Security Council, according to reports. 

"If India chooses to resort again to the use of force, Pakistan will be obliged to respond, in self defence, with all its capabilities," he claimed, adding that "in view of the dangerous implications" Pakistan has requested the UN Security Council meeting.

Poland is the president of the UNSC for the month of August and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday that the council had received a letter from Pakistan and "will discuss that issue and take a proper decision."

The United Nations Security Council in New York. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
The United Nations Security Council in New York. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

It is unclear how the 15-member council will respond to the request and whether a member of the body would also need to make a formal request, for a meeting to actually convene. 

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