UN Security Council to hold rare closed-door meeting on Kashmir today

UN Security Council to hold rare closed-door meeting on Kashmir today

From what India has now barefacedly and unlawfully done by nullifying the special status of the IoK, in complete disregard of the UN Resolution of 1948, it can be clearly concluded that Modi in his meeting with Trump did not seek his mediation on the Kashmir issue. Israeli agencies including secret service Shin Bet, who are responsible for human rights abuses and killings of Palestinians, also provide training for Indian military units suppressing the people of Kashmir.

On Aug. 5, India's parliament announced it revoked Article 370, which granted the IOK its special-autonomous status while downgrading it to a territory, giving India more control over the area.

On the same day, another prominent propaganda campaign was put out featuring an old video of a blast in Kulgam to falsely claim that the Indian military was using gunship helicopter in Kashmir.

Qureshi said the Security Council taking up Kashmir proved that it is an global dispute and not an internal matter of India as New Delhi claimed.

The landline connections were also restored in some other parts of the region, PTI said.

New Delhi cut landlines, mobile phones and the internet in early August as it stripped the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.

In the first term of the Modi government, the Indian Army carried out surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) and Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets bombed terror camps in Balakot inside Pakistan.

According to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Trump said he would also talk to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Indian government and police authorities have insisted the situation in Kashmir is "calm", barring some small protests.

At the meeting, which was held behind closed doors in NY at the request of Pakistan and China, India criticised global interference in what it says are its internal affairs. The nuclear-armed rivals both claim Kashmir and the Himalayan region is divided between them.

Some threw stones and clashed with security forces, who responded with tear gas.

Article 370 gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution and law-making rights for everything but foreign affairs, communications, and defense.

Khan in a tweet described Modi as a "fascist, Hindu supremacist". The ministry said the "cease-fire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation".

"The people of Jammu and Kashmir should not be treated as pawns in a political crisis, and the worldwide community must come together to call for their human rights to be respected".

He said, "Should there be any misadventure by Pakistan Army, a befitting punitive response will be given which will be remembered for times to come". The move provoked a fierce reaction from Pakistan, as well as demonstrations in support of Kashmir around the world.

One of the revisions allows anyone to buy land in Indian-controlled Kashmir, which some Kashmiris fear could change the region's culture and demographics.

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