UN Chief Appeals To India, Pakistan To Resolve Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue: Spokesperson

At the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, India defended its "sovereign decision" to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status, which Pakistan said was an illegal act and demanded an international investigation by the global rights body.

UN Chief Appeals To India, Pak To Resolve Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue: Spokesperson
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By: PTI
Updated: 11 Sep 2019 05:49 PM
United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appealed to both India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue to avoid any "potential escalation" as the two countries clashed at the UNHRC over New Delhi revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

At the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, India defended its "sovereign decision" to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status, which Pakistan said was an illegal act and demanded an international investigation by the global rights body.


Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Vijay Thakur Singh asserted that the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status was India's sovereign decision and it cannot accept any interference in the country's internal affairs.

She also hit out at Pakistan's "malicious" campaign on the Kashmir issue and condemned "state sponsored terrorism."

UN Secretary General's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, at a daily press briefing here on Tuesday, said that Guterres had spoken to the leaders of both India and Pakistan.

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