The United Nations Security Council will meet to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body.
According to UN records, the last time “the Security Council addressed the dispute between India and Pakistan over the territories of Jammu and Kashmir” under agenda item ‘The India-Pakistan question’ was in 1964-65.
China, the closest ally of Pakistan, asked for “closed consultations” in the Council, which will meet at 10 am (7:30pm IST) to discuss the matter.
A UN diplomat had said that China had asked for closed consultations on the Security Council agenda item ‘India Pakistan Question’.
“The request was in reference to the Pakistani letter to Security Council President,” the diplomat said.
The council’s schedule said “Security Council consultations (closed) India/Pakistan”, listed for 10 am.
Closed meetings are not open to the public and no verbatim record of statements is kept.