UN Security Council does not discuss the issue in Kashmir today

UNITED NATIONS/NEW DELHI: It is understood that China again requested a Security Council discussion on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday but diplomatic sources said the issue would not be discussed with the Council.

It was learned that the All-weather Pakistan ally had called for the Jammu and Kashmir issue to be addressed to the 15-country Council on Tuesday. It was expected to discuss the matter in the Security Council Consultations Room under other matters during a closed consultation on Tuesday afternoon.

However, it is now understood that due to subsequent developments, the matter is not likely to come on Tuesday as originally planned.

French diplomatic sources said Kashmir would not be discussed with the Security Council on Tuesday.

Our position is very clear: it needs to be discussed bilaterally. We have paid attention to it several times recently, including to the UN, a source said.

In the days following Jammu and Kashmir's departure in August, China formally called for closed consultations with the Security Council to discuss India's move to revoke Kashmir's special status after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue in Poland, the president of the council. for the month of August.

The rare closed Kashmir consultation by the Security Council on August 16 ended without any consequence or statement from the powerful UN organ, which dealt with a major snub on Pakistan, China-supported efforts, to list the issue in Kashmir, which so many of the Council stressed is a bilateral matter between New Delhi and Islamabad.

The informal closed consultations on August 16 lasted an hour after China's ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun and Pakistan after UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi made comments to the media at the Security Council stakeout one. The two were left without any questions from the journalists present.

India's Permanent Representative to the UN ambassador, speaking to reporters at the Security Council stake-out following the August 16 meeting, said that India's national position was and remains to be a matter of Article 370 of the Constitution India is quite an internal matter of India. These have no external ramifications, he assesed.