Monitoring Desk: Indian attempt to change status of Jammu and Kashmir is rejected by United Nations and UN Secretary General has endorsed Pakistan’s Point of view.
The Secretary-General has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint.
In a statement UN Secretary General said that the position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions.
The Secretary-General also recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, also known as the Simla Agreement, which states that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
The Secretary-General is also concerned overreports of restrictions on the Indian-side of Kashmir, which could exacerbate the human rights situation in the region.
Meanwhile, DND News Agency from Islamabad reports that Pakistan has welcomed comments of UN Secretary General and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Qurashi has left for China for deliberation with leadership of China.