“UN” responds on Jammu and Kashmir issue

Antonio Guterres
Antonio Guterres

Still, the air of uncertainty continues in Jammu and Kashmir and across the world on India revoking the special status to J & K. We had already reported that Pakistan has downgraded the bilateral relations with India by expelling the Indian ambassador and calling off their ambassadors too.

As said, Pak feels Indian decision towards J&K is illegal and unilateral hence, it reached the UN on this issue and UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday has responded on it.

UN chief Antonio Guterres has asked both India and Pakistan to be maximum restraint and refrain from taking any steps which would affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir. The UN chief has further remembered the Simla Agreement which doesn’t allow any third-party mediation on the issue.

UN chief Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric told, “The Secretary-General has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint”. He further recalled the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, also known as the Simla Agreement that reads the final status of Jammu and Kashmir should be settled by peaceful means.