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Pakistan and China asks for UNSC meeting regarding J&K

China backed Pakistan

Indian revocation of J&K’s special status :

On 5th August 2019, the government of India revoked special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. A state located in northern part of India, Jammu and Kashmir is accountable for frequent disputes between India and Pakistan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his decision to revoke J&K’s special status is to ensure the idea of “One Nation, One Constitution” . In addition to this this move will also foster growth and development in the Muslim majority state.

Pakistan and China aim for UNSC meeting :

The permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) China and Russia have taken divergent positions regarding this matter. China on Wednesday assistedΒ  Pakistan’s request for the UNSC to discuss the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of J&K , On the other hand , India’s 70 year old friend Russia tried to discourage any discussion on this matter.

 


The UN diplomat told a request for such meeting was submitted recently, but no date has been scheduled for it .Β  As per the situation, Friday morning is the earliest option for the meeting.Β  The Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi recently said that Pakistan formally called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir,Β  In addition to this, China also submitted a formal request for such a meeting and backed Pakistan’s request.

Mahmood Qureshi also sent a letter to the president of the UNSC Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka :

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 said.

Most noteworthy, Poland has to consult and take into account preferences of other council members before deciding the time and date of the meeting.

China’s involvement

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi held a bilateral meeting with India’s external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. In this meeting Mr. Jaishankar conveyed that the decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter for India . He also said “the legislative measures aimed at promoting better governance and socio-economic development”. “There was no implication on the Line of Control (LoC) or the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China”.

“India was not raising any additional territorial claims. The Chinese concerns in this regard therefore misplaced,” he further said.

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