The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he is monitoring the worsening situation in Indian occupied Kashmir, especially tightening restrictions and mass arrests.
“We obviously continue to follow the situation very closely in Jammu and Kashmir, (and) also reports of restrictions and detentions in the Indian-administered side of the line of control in Jammu and ashmir,” his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in response to a question about Monday’s meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France.
“The Secretary-General reiterates what he has been saying both publicly and privately to India and Pakistan to their leaders to exercise restraint and to take whatever steps they can to defuse tensions,” he added.
Tensions between Indian and Pakistan are running high since August 5, when Narendra Modi led Indian government revoked the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir. Pakistan has urged the international community to play its role in resolving Kashmir dispute in accordance with international laws and United Nations resolutions.
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