Following the China’s request, United Nations Security Council will meet, today (Dec 17) to discuss the worst situation of Indian Occupied Kashmir, which is still under Indian military siege on 135th day today.
The council will meet after a similar gathering in August, which was also called by China, after India removed the decades-old autonomy the area enjoyed under Indian constitution. In a letter to Security Council on 12th of this month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed concern about a possible further escalation of tensions.
“Given the seriousness of the situation and the risk of further escalation, China would like to echo the request of Pakistan, and request a briefing of the Council … on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir,” China’s UN mission wrote in a note to council members, seen by Reuters.
Kashmiris are suffering since August 5, when Narendra Modi led BJP government revoked the article 370 and 35A of Indian constitution which granted the special status to Kahsmir. Strict restrictions are imposed under Section 144 while internet and prepaid mobile phone services continue to remain suspended.
Students, journalists, doctors, businessmen and other professionals are facing severe problems due to the constant suspension of the Internet. People are facing problems due to shortage of food, life-saving medicine and other basic necessities due to the lockdown and military siege.
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